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Alexander Vindman

Autor(a) de Here, Right Matters: An American Story

1 Work 129 Membros 6 Críticas

Obras por Alexander Vindman

Here, Right Matters: An American Story (2021) 129 exemplares, 6 críticas


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It’s nice to get a first-hand account of Alexander Vindman’s back story leading up to his impeachment testimony and beyond but he presented himself as a hero without any flaws. He keeps saying he had no idea about the consequences of his action would be. He leaves out emotionally charged conversations that would must have had with his wife, father, and friends. Those are mentioned by glossed over. He never explains his relationship to Judaism or his faith. And the epilogue is unnecessary. It’s inspirational stuff we’ve heard before.… (mais)
GordonPrescottWiener | 5 outras críticas | Aug 24, 2023 |
With a straightforward prose, Alexander Vindman recounts his life that lead to his testimony against president trump regarding his "quid pro quo" phone call with the president of Ukraine. Interesting look into the modern experiences of a career military and his life as the son of a Ukrainian immigrant.
elifra | 5 outras críticas | Aug 31, 2022 |
Memoir of the author's immigration experience and his time in the military and foreign service which came to an end when he exposed the attempts by Trump to extort the Ukrainian government.

I moved back and forth between the audiobook and print version, both were compelling narratives.

He offers interesting insights into what the west does not understand about the tensions between Russia and Ukraine and a mind like Putin's.
tangledthread | 5 outras críticas | Jul 6, 2022 |
Great book to use for Ukraine's history. Chapters about the impeachment process, later in the book, are important but to me the foreign service nuggets and insight into culture of Eastern European politics were the best. He shares things like, "Russia without Ukraine is a country. Russia with Ukraine is an empire." My tags for this book are integrity, dedication, and Ukraine. I loved it. He writes well about his service. I especially liked his descriptions of Russian political behavior, and how the culture is to provoke a response; by Russia baffling the adversary, it advances its agenda... while the West is baffled and deters, Russia rolls right in [at the time of this writing, Ukraine is under a horrible siege for a 4th week]. This book explains Putin to me, and more people should read it! Recommended without reservation.… (mais)
updo | 5 outras críticas | Mar 21, 2022 |


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