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Trent Bones

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  • Lions of the West

  • Heroes and Villains of the Westward Expansion
  • By: Robert Morgan
  • Narrated by: David Drummond
  • Length: 18 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

Thomas Jefferson, a naturalist and visionary, dreamed that the United States would stretch across the continent from ocean to ocean. The account of how that dream became reality unfolds in the stories of Jefferson and nine other Americans whose adventurous spirits and lust for land pushed the westward boundaries: Andrew Jackson, John “Johnny Appleseed” Chapman, David Crockett, Sam Houston, James K. Polk, Winfield Scott, Kit Carson, Nicholas Trist, and John Quincy Adams.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fascinating history really well told.

  • By Trent Bones on 01-02-17

fascinating history really well told.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-02-17

a really well written history of a little known (at least to me) part of US history. The narration is good and the story links well, moving focus between different key people but always linking back in. Strongly recommended!

  • The Tycoons

  • How Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, Jay Gould, and J. P. Morgan Invented the American Supereconomy
  • By: Charles R. Morris
  • Narrated by: William Hughes
  • Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12

Acclaimed author Charles R. Morris vividly brings these men and their times to life. The ruthlessly competitive Carnegie, the imperial Rockefeller, and the provocateur Gould were obsessed with progress, experiment, and speed. They were balanced by Morgan, the gentleman businessman, who fought, instead, for a global trust in American business. Through their antagonism and verve, they built an industrial behemoth - and a country of middle-class consumers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great history of the people and the period.

  • By Y. Syed on 16-05-18

interesting overview

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-12-16

good introduction both to four American icons of industry and of American industrialisation itself. Provides useful context and basic facts. makes me want to find out more about each!

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