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Arthur the God
I'm not really qualified to assess the information in the book as Arthur was never someone I was interested in, however, the authors of this book real ...more
Aug 30, 2013
Aug 27, 2013
Europe Between the Oceans: 9000 BC-AD 1000
Europe dominated the world during the course of the second millennium CE, this domination came in the form of arts and sciences. The influence of Euro ...more
Jun 2009
Apr 27, 2009
Beacon Lights of History, Vol 1 of 15: The Old Pagan Civilizations
I'm only giving this book two stars, not because most of what is in it is antiquated, there are many books that suffer with this, but because the auth ...more
Jul 02, 2010
Jul 01, 2010
Dinosaur Paleobiology
3.75 Mostly because it is a bit too dry, for me that was never a problem until this book. Also some editing mistakes and if I can catch them then they ...more
Sep 05, 2013
Sep 01, 2013
The World From Beginnings To 4000 Bce
A very good presentation of what natural selection is in the first chapter which sets the scene for the information in the remaining chapters. The aut ...more
Jul 02, 2011
Jun 26, 2011
Empires and Barbarians
I read this book over a long period, mainly because it is a long one. To be honest I'm not sure how to review this book. I had bought it thinking it w ...more
Oct 03, 2011
Aug 05, 2010
The Landscape of History: How Historians Map the Past
More of a 3.5. The author talks about the thinking process of the historians and how they map out history. A bit heavy on metaphors but otherwise very ...more
Mar 19, 2011
Mar 19, 2011
Kuwait and Her Neighbors
Really old book but it was written by someone who actually lived in Kuwait. His house is now a museum that people visit, called Beit Dickson (Dickson' ...more
Dec 05, 2014
Dec 05, 2014
The Crusades: A Very Short Introduction
If I had not read a bit about the Crusades before this book would have been really confusing...
Mar 31, 2011
Mar 31, 2011
Isaac Newton
I found the writing style a bit boring but the subject matter interesting.
Aug 30, 2013
Aug 29, 2013
How the Barbarian Invasions Shaped the Modern World: The Vikings, Vandals, Huns, Mongols, Goths, and Tartars who Razed the Old World and Formed the New
A good book if you want a snap shot of what the "barbarians" did across Europe and the Mediterranean. Very easy read, and the pictures and trivia incl ...more
Nov 20, 2012
Nov 08, 2012
The Complete Dinosaur
Very easy to read, assumes you know nothing and when it says Complete, it means complete :-)
Sep 06, 2013
Sep 01, 2013
Histories of Nations: How Their Identities Were Forged
3.5, this came as a present so I didn't really chose it myself. This is not your average history book as it is written by different scholars from each ...more
Dec 16, 2012
Nov 11, 2012
A Companion to the Roman Empire (Companions to the Ancient World)
The book is a wonderful but not an easy read. The word companion in the title is totally right. This book does assume that you have knowledge of the R ...more
Mar 16, 2011
Mar 13, 2011
Stonehenge: A New Understanding: Solving the Mysteries of the Greatest Stone Age Monument
An interesting book. The author explains his hypothesis very well, and it was quite the ride. It is a book on archaeology though it is aimed at the la ...more
Jun 07, 2014
Dec 25, 2013
Iron Age Communities in Britain: An Account of England, Scotland and Wales from the Seventh Century BC Until the Roman Conquest
Please see my review at Celtic Scholar
Sep 28, 2011
Jul 30, 2010
How Ancient Europeans Saw the World: Vision, Patterns & the Shaping of the Mind in Prehistoric Times
This was a good survey of pre-historic Europe through a look at its material culture.
Feb 15, 2014
Jan 04, 2014
Chronicles of the Ancient World: A Complete Guide to the Great Ancient Civilizations.
Please see my review at Celtic Scholar's Reviews and Opinions
Jun 06, 2014
Jan 03, 2014
Ancient Europe 8000 B. C.  A. D. 1000: An Encyclopedia Of The Barbarian World
Please read my full review at Celtic Scholar
Oct 24, 2010
Oct 12, 2010
History: An Introduction to Theory, Method, and Practice
A book about the subject of history. Very interesting if you are a student of history, or if you want to know how history is "made".
Dec 31, 2012
Nov 11, 2012
The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream
I'm not going to rate this as politics will always come into it. I'm glad I read this book. Even if it was a bit late in the day lol...
Jan 2011
May 19, 2011
Guide to Ogam
Please read my review at Celtic Scholar's Opinions and Reviews
May 14, 2012
Sep 26, 2011
The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt: The History of a Civilisation from 3000 BC to Cleopatra
It reads like a story rather than a history book, and you lean not just about dates and events but about people too. Great read.
Dec 08, 2010
Sep 18, 2010
The Birth of Europe: 400-1500
Mar 22, 2011
Mar 19, 2011
Hieroglyphs: A Very Short Introduction
Mar 18, 2011
Mar 17, 2011
History and Historians: Selected Papers of R.W. Southern
Mar 19, 2011
Mar 19, 2011
A History of the Soviet Union from the Beginning to the End
Mar 22, 2011
Mar 19, 2011
Ancient Egypt: A Very Short Introduction
Mar 17, 2011
Mar 17, 2011
The Mind of Egypt: History and Meaning in the Time of the Pharaohs
May 14, 2011
May 14, 2011
The Histories
May 14, 2011
May 14, 2011
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