Glad my kids didn
This Merriman character is a poster boy for anyone wanting to discredit the quality of the Yale history department. I have tried, believe me I've tried, to listen to these lectures, but it's simply nauseating. It's anecdotal at best ... nothing of substance here. The most damning comment I can think of is Merriman's attempts to impress his students with his fluency in all things French. Oh yes, everything seems to be related to where he claims to have an apartment in Paris, or a house in the country, and his feeble attempts to sound fluent in the language of Molière. This guy is a fake, a waste of time, and a discredit to an otherwise noble institution.
Tonton Michou via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/12/12
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I am enjoying this. I do understand the complaints that others have made; but forewarned is forearmed I suppose. I do, at times, feel as if I'm listening to Jeff Goldblum lecturing...
tartbieel via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/23/12
I loved the audio version of this course. I listened to it in my car, and I picked up a lot of ideas and insight into the history of France that was complementary to some other things I have read or plan to read. Merriman adds a lot of things about his own life in France and some American...Read full review »
rastyk via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/08/11
I enjoyed this series very much--good broad brush of topics in recent French history. Had to drop a star due to the libtard bias and false analogies to contemporary american politics which have absolutely no relevance to the course.
osamayomama123 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/06/12
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