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The 1970s: A Brief History (Enhanced Version) Kindle Edition with Audio/Video

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Length: 36 pages Word Wise: Enabled Optimized for larger screens
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Product Details

  • File Size: 45980 KB
  • Print Length: 36 pages
  • Publisher: Vook (August 10, 2011)
  • Publication Date: August 10, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005FT4L06
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,762,503 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Vook was founded in 2009 by serial entrepreneur Brad Inman with the vision of lighting up the world's content in the post-PC world. We work with a range of publishing partners - including The New York Times, NBC, Simon & Schuster, Google, and Publishers Weekly - to publish and market great ebooks.

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Just like the other "Vooks" I have read in this series, this one was equally disappointing. The video is not supported on Kindle (or on computers for that matter) and, like its brethren, contains no information that the average middle schooler doesn't know. I appreciate that I got it free but they should have paid me for the time I wasted on it.
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I was able to download all the "Brief Histories" from the 50's through the 00's for Free, so no complaints from me. 4.99 is a steep price to pay for any of these books which none have more than 400 units page #s? on my Kindle. I give it 3 stars because I got them at no cost but I would have felt ripped off paying even .99 for the content here. It's not worth the price Vook asks. There are too many books already available for Kindle for Free or .99. Check out Michael Gallagher's Blog, updated daily, Free Kindle books and tips...pay .99 per month for real deals!
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If you got this book for free you paid too much. The book would have been greatly improved if some sentient person had proof-read and fact-checked it. The Watergate burglary was directed by G. Gordon Liddy, not Libby. Daniel Ellsberg was a military analyst, not a psychiatrist. It was his psychiatrist's office that was broken into.

And how did this paragraph slip through?

"The first personal computers, relying on these microprocessors, debuted in the '70s as well. Although their processing speed was slow by modern standards, the first computers came with keyboards and floppy disk drives. Long before the days of operating systems, the computers used simple programming codes, like BASIC or C++, to perform functions."

Do they not know that floppy drives were preceded by tape drives? Have they never heard of CPM, PC-DOS or MS-DOS? Do they not know that programming languages like BASIC and C++ run on top of the operating system? And, by the way, C dates to the '70s, but C++ to the '80s.
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If you lived through the 70s, you will remember most of this and will not learn much, if anything, that you did not know. If you did not live through the 70s (or were under the influence of mind altering drugs then), you could learn about the 70s from better sources. I have read all of these brief histories from the 40s through the 2000s and have noted errors in most of them. Remember G. Gordon Liddy, chief operative of the White House Plumbers, of Watergate fame? Well, this book calls him G. Gordon Libby and repeatedly refers to him as Libby -- which at least provides some comic relief. If it is accuracy and detail that you are looking for, this book is worth exactly what it costs in the Kindle version. At least it is free and a quick read.
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