- Narrated by: William Lavelle
- Length: 39 hrs and 58 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 05-09-06
- Language: English
- Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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By Lucas on 05-13-08
A MUST for social science majors!
If you are studying to any social science major, this audiobook will give you the extended history of politics and government. Not just the ordinary run down of presidents and famous senators, but it explains the behind the scenes aspects of government and the real story about how certain policies came to be.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful
By Robert on 01-09-10
Enjoyable, but biased.
Presented as a balanced work, the careful listener will quickly notice the Democratic bias of the author. For example, Republicans who follow the the party line are "partisan" while Democrats who follow the party line are "loyal."
The author also draws many of his conclusions from a heavy reliance on contemporary statistical polling results, without examining the wording of the polls themselves. Of course this is a very error prone approach, since the wording of a poll usually drives the outcome.
Glossing over historical events that don't fit his bias, the author weaves an interesting tale, but as is typical of historians of his era, reaches conclusions that do not stand the test of time and unbiased scholarship.
4 of 6 people found this review helpful