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message 1: by Bettie☯ (new)

Bettie☯ The anarchist section (chapter 2) was eye-opening for me, and brilliantly written too. Now I need to delve into something light to wash carpets by...


message 2: by Grace (new)

Grace Tjan Only 3 stars?


message 3: by Bettie☯ (new)

Bettie☯ Sandybanks wrote: "Only 3 stars?"

I was contrasting this with Three Emperors. Proud Tower was ace for setting the political stage, and superb at answering all things 'anarchist' but overall Three Emperors informed me better.

The title here of 'A Portrait' is very accurate.


message 4: by Grace (new)

Grace Tjan I've always wanted to read a good book about this period. I like A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century and The March of Folly: From Troy to Vietnam, but based on your assessment, I think I'll read the Three Emperors instead of this one.


message 5: by Bettie☯ (new)

Bettie☯ Sandybanks wrote: "I've always wanted to read a good book about this period. I like A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century and The March of Folly: From Troy to Vietnam, but based on..."

Personally speaking, that is the best choice. You will get a full overview, not just a couple of specialist strands, meet some real whackos and come away with your information basket overflowing with facts that YOU WANTED TO KNOW.

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