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Europe Between the Oceans: 9000 BC-AD 1000
4.18
it was amazing
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
3.33
it was ok
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
 
Arthur the God
4.67
really liked it
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
 
Kuwait and Her Neighbors
3.99
really liked it
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
 
By Steppe, Desert, and Ocean: The Birth of Eurasia
4.38
it was amazing
Everyone knows that no matter what Professor Cunliffe writes about, something is always going to learned. This book is no exception.

I loved all the m
...more
Dec 27, 2015
Oct 24, 2015
 
Dinosaur Paleobiology
4.30
liked it
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
3.63
really liked it
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
3.90
liked it
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
3.72
liked it
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
 
The Crusades: A Very Short Introduction
3.33
liked it
If I had not read a bit about the Crusades before this book would have been really confusing...
Mar 31, 2011
Mar 31, 2011
 
Bog Bodies Uncovered: Solving Europe's Ancient Mystery
3.87
really liked it
Please read my review at Celtic Scholar's Reviews and Opinions
Mar 17, 2016
Mar 08, 2016
 
Isaac Newton
3.98
liked it
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
3.52
really liked it
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
4.65
it was amazing
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
3.57
liked it
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)
3.91
really liked it
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
4.02
really liked it
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
4.30
it was amazing
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
2.80
liked it
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.
3.95
really liked it
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
4.14
it was amazing
Please read my full review at Celtic Scholar
Oct 24, 2010
Oct 12, 2010
 
Guide to Ogam
4.40
really liked it
Please read my review at Celtic Scholar's Opinions and Reviews
May 14, 2012
Sep 26, 2011
 
The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream
3.69
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
 
History: An Introduction to Theory, Method, and Practice
3.50
really liked it
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 Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt: The History of a Civilisation from 3000 BC to Cleopatra
4.05
really liked it
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 Kennedy Half-Century: The Presidency, Assassination, and Lasting Legacy of John F. Kennedy
4.02
really liked it
None
Nov 02, 2013
Oct 26, 2013
 
A History of the Soviet Union from the Beginning to the End
3.67
really liked it
None
Mar 22, 2011
Mar 19, 2011
 
The Birth of Europe: 400-1500
3.95
really liked it
None
Mar 22, 2011
Mar 19, 2011
 
The Mind of Egypt: History and Meaning in the Time of the Pharaohs
4.07
really liked it
None
May 14, 2011
May 14, 2011
 
The Histories
3.96
really liked it
None
May 14, 2011
May 14, 2011
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