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DOUGLAS A. PHELPS

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  • Caesar and Christ

  • The Story of Civilization, Volume 3
  • Written by: Will Durant
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 36 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7
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The third volume of Will Durant's Pulitzer Prize-winning series, Caesar and Christ chronicles the history of Roman civilization and of Christianity from their beginnings to A.D. 325.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Review

  • By DOUGLAS A. PHELPS on 2019-01-12

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Reviewed: 2019-01-12

A relatively concise history of the Roman Empire, compared to Gibbon's Decline and Fall. some good analysis, and comparisons. Because he doesn't seem to know true Bible christianity his understanding and view of church history is definitely slanted in one particular direction. All in all a decent summary and overview of the Roman empire and its time.

  • More Guns, Less Crime

  • Understanding Crime and Gun Control Laws
  • Written by: John R. Lott Jr.
  • Narrated by: Corey M. Snow
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
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On its initial publication in 1998, John R. Lott's More Guns, Less Crime drew both lavish praise and heated criticism. More than a decade later, it continues to play a key role in ongoing arguments over gun-control laws: Despite all the attacks by gun-control advocates, no one has ever been able to refute Lott's simple, startling conclusion that more guns mean less crime.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Short Review

  • By DOUGLAS A. PHELPS on 2018-12-06

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Reviewed: 2018-12-06

Research appears to be excellent. Statistcal analysis seems sound. Explanations are clear. Responses to criticisms are objective and well worded.