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BOOK REVIEW : HOW DO YOU KILL 11 MILLION PEOPLE? BY ANDY ANDREWS

TITLE : How Do You Kill 11 Million People?

AUTHOR : Andy Andrews

GENRE : Non-Fiction,History, Politics

FR RATING : 3 Stars

SYNOPSIS

Become an informed, passionate citizen who demands honesty and integrity from our leaders or suffer the consequences of our own ignorance and apathy.

In this updated and expanded New York Times bestselling nonpartisan book, Andy Andrews urges you to believe that seeking and discerning the truth really, really matters and that believing lies is the most dangerous thing you can do. You’ll be challenged to become a more “careful student” of the past, seeking accurate, factual accounts of events and decisions that illuminate choices you face now.

By considering how the Nazi German regime was able to carry out over eleven million institutional killings between 1933 and 1945, Andrews advocates for an informed population that demands honesty and integrity from its leaders and from each other. He includes several key documents written by our Founding Fathers as examples of America’s core principles that present and future leadership should live up to and embrace.

We can no longer measure a leader’s worth by the yardsticks provided by the left or the right. Instead, we must use an unchanging standard: the pure, unvarnished truth.

FR REVIEW

DISCLAIMER : Thank you, Netgalley and JustReadTours for the ARC of this book. I am leaving this review voluntarily.

Books surrounding WWII have always been interesting to me, however trying out a non-fiction book was not something I thought I would pick up. I recently read Wolf a historical fiction that was well researched and had more facts than fiction about Hitler and his life leading up to his rise as a leader. I wanted to see what the author had to say about the events and how he is trying to bring forward the information to shine a light on the current political situation in America. As an outsider, I have seen a variety of opinions regarding the current political climate and I wanted to know what the author had to say about it

The book challenges people’s views and how one decides for themselves what to accept and what not to accept in the current political climate. The author asks a lot of pertinent questions and examines the situations and scenarios from the past to bring clarity to current events. The book is an excellent read for people in America and will hopefully help them examine the current political situation with more care moving forward.

As an outsider, I have seen a variety of opinions regarding the current political climate and I wanted to know what the author had to say about it. This book asks some important questions regarding the rights of the citizens, the power they have, and also how we as humans have let our leaders lie to us without standing up for what is right. This book sheds light on a lot of scenarios and helps the readers ask themselves the questions that need to ask in order to bring about lasting changes to the government to help better people’s life.

The author is advocating for a better community of individuals who will ask for integrity and honesty from their elected officials and leaders. The necessity of asking the right questions and seeking truth should be every citizen’s priority and fighting against injustice even if it brings about uncomfortable situations is reiterated. The author urges readers to have a better and higher standard to which we should hold our leaders and not be apathetic towards injustices happening towards people who may not be from our group. The importance of voting, seeking truth, asking legitimate questions to figure out the leader’s agenda, thinking critically to form rational decisions are all remarkably explained. The conversational and engaging way the first half was written helped the reading experience and I really enjoyed it. I think the book is informative and effective in delivering the message.

The second half of the book is filled with historical documents and other important writing from prominent and influential people in American History. The documents from the Founding Fathers of America helps in understanding the principles and values on which America was founded and the author urges people to go back to the very same principles and roots to be authentic to who you are as Americans. The second half for me as a non-American was a bit boring and I was distracted by it. I did like how the author set it up so that all these relevant documents and research materials were in one place. All information that is significant to the core idea of this book is put together for those who are interested in learning more about American History.

The book is a must-read for Americans in my opinion that will help open up the mind of readers to achieve a broader understanding of the political situation and make informed decisions. I gave the book 3 stars. The reason I didn’t give a higher rating is that I got bored and distracted during the second half and if I was American I would have cared more about the records, but as an outsider, the historical documents provided didn’t really add much value for me personally. However, I do highly recommend Americans to check it out.

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