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5.0 out of 5 stars If only history was taught as well as this was written, 21 Aug 2012
This review is from: The Battles are the Best Bits (Kindle Edition)
It's difficult to summarise the scope of this work. Yes, it's about history and there are lot's of battles in it but I think that the title potentially undersells what is undoubtedly a superb volume of work.
It was free on Amazon and being someone who likes history and stuff for free, it ticked a few boxes. What's to lose? if a book is poorly written it's a matter of seconds to rearrange electrons and delete it. I liked this book so much I tried paying for it afterwards as a thank you to the author but couldn't because it was already on my Kindle. What an epic. Mr Jones, thank you very much for turning what could have been a zimmerframe experience into a roller-coaster-ride that entertained, educated and occasionally sickened (human candles? Skulls for cups!).
This is a well written, detailed account of some of the most turbulent times in world history, the bones of long dead wars still fertilise resentment and atrocities today, this book gives an insight into that maelstrom of malice.
Thanks again Mr Jones, I hope you're working on the Crusades and onwards.