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I fell into this series with book 3, the one about the Civil War, and loved the way it was written and set up. I enjoyed the quizes at the end of each chapter, and felt that even though it was under five hours in length that it was informative and interesting.
Well, this book is just as good. It would seem that all the books in this series follow the same format, and so all the good things of one book will follow in the next. Here we get to know a lot about how the whole shebang got started, get introduced to some lesser known individuals and events, as well as the better ones. I wish they had a book like this on the Korean War, too. As a MASH fan that would really hit the spot. Thankfully, my Platoon interests filled the bill here, and I learned a lot even though I had grown up right in the middle of this mess of a war.
Newman is an excellent narrator. He keeps you captivated, and does not merely inform, he educates you and piques your interests. That is a rare quality in a narrator. Even though I did receive a promo code for this review it in no way influenced my considerations of the material, and in fact, inspired me to be more honest. In fact, getting a code generally makes me harsher as a reviewer as I am more often concerned what someone like Me will decide based on my review.
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Note: I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.
This book did a good job of clarifying one of the most muddled, confusing, messes of a war that is part of our country's history. I have conflicting feelings about that time period in the U.S. and this war in particular. This helped bring things into a bit of perspective. Don't think it'll really change much about how I feel about the war as a whole but it helped understand things a bit better. Once again, the narrator did a solid job. Recommended for anyone who enjoys history and/or wartime history.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
This was well researched and well written, and I love O’Neill’s trivia books. I just find myself slightly disappointed with this book because it reads more like a history of the Vietnam War with a few trivia facts, rather than a trivia book about the Vietnam War.
That being said, I did learn a lot and I did enjoy it.