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By Jason on 01-16-14
What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
The author could have actually analyzed the two men and their impact on politics. Instead the book was just more distorted facts about Reagan, making him an america hero who rose from nothing and Kennedy a spoiled rich kid. Both views may be accurate at one level but it is not the complete truth. I expected a deeper look.
I am not a fan of Reagan or Kennedy. I did not want to read myths about "Camelot" or how Reagan signal handedly ended the cold war.
The book compares Kennedy's and Reagan's war records. Kennedy served in WWII, Reagan never served, he was making training films while Kennedy actually served. However, the author makes Reagan out to be more patriotic because he had a idealized vision of the military. Reagan never criticized it where as Kennedy was critical of it because he lived it.
Whether you are REP or DEM, analysis trumps fantasy and blindly following dogma is not patriotic.
At the risk sounding pedantic: "It is the first responsibility of every citizen to question authority,” Ben Franklin
I didn't want to just read about the myths of these two men. I wanted more. Thats why I read to learn about history and politics and I don't just watch TV.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Which character – as performed by Scott Farris – was your favorite?
You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?
The narrator was great.
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