Library Ed. Blackstone Audio 2009
CS ISBN 9781433295065 $89.95 Twelve cassettes
CD ISBN 9781433295072 $118.00 Thirteen CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781433295102 $44.95 Two MP3-CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
The historian defines "folly" as a policy of those in power that acts “in contradiction to their own interests" despite alternatives. She chooses four examples: the fall of Troy, the near destruction of the Christian Church in the sixteenth century, the British attempt to retain the American Colonies, and the United States’ disastrous pursuits in Vietnam. Without missing a single consonant and narrating at a pace that complements the author's abundant flow of information, Wanda McCaddon employs her award-winning talents to the fullest. McCaddon's French and Italian make her sound like a native speaker of both. The satire of the Renaissance popes exemplifies the color both author and narrator bring to didactic narrative. J.A.H. © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2009]
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