The Lexus and the Olive Tree

Understanding Globalization
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (23.03 hours)
Product Number: Z05624
Released: Jul 01, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781470303105
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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Thomas L. Friedman is the foreign affairs columnist for the New York Times and an extensive world traveller. Offering up an engrossing look at international systems, Friedman deftly explains the current trends toward globalization that are radically changing our world. With a first-class narration by George Wilson, this book is an engaging and highly informative listening experience.

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Author(s): Thomas L. Friedman
Product Number EB00102972
Released: Oct 28, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781429994286

Professional reviews

"Drawing upon his vast knowledge of international affairs, Pulitzer Prize-winning newsman Friedman explains globalization and its ramifications. It takes him 23 hours to tell the whole complicated story. Fortunately for the listener, there's not a dull or confusing moment. Friedman is an uncommonly canny writer, organizing facts and elucidations smartly around his key concepts, and enlivening them with humor, anecdotes, and an informal, conversational style. All of these qualities are highlighted by George Wilson's narration. His voice has the pleasant sonority of the documentary or instructional film narrator, to which he adds a friendly, almost chatty, clarity and firm, even cadences. Moreover, he employs an astonishing variety of melodies, all expressive of the text. Nowhere does he fall into the dull repetitions of oral delivery that almost inevitably mar lengthy audio theses. He sounds as if he's discussing current events with you over coffee and dessert. Y.R. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine"

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