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The Last Apocalypse by James Reston Jr.
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Feb 21, 12

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Read from December 22, 2011 to February 08, 2012 — I own a copy

An interesting take on early Medieval history relying mostly on oral histories. The author's goal was to look at what the people of the time believed to be their history and then sort out what seemed too impossible. I don't know that he was always successful here, especially as I have read several other histories of this period which contradict some of what he allows as fact, but the book is still informative and offers a different perspective than others that rely on archaeology, later histories, and other sources. This book is a relatively easy read - conversational and informal.

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