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Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond
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it was amazing
bookshelves: history

expanded my mind with lots of new information . it was a great read in parallel with my recent reading of Lewis and Clark and with hearing a series of podcasts on the Mongol Empire of Chingis Khan and his successors. in fact, the Mongols were an answer to a question posed by Diamond in the epilogue: why Europe and not Islam or China? the answer is within a century of Europe's explorations, Chingis had obliterated China and the most powerful caliphates' power and slaughtered tens of millions in those places.

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Reading Progress

October 29, 2014 – Started Reading
October 29, 2014 – Shelved
October 29, 2014 – Shelved as: history
December 9, 2014 – Finished Reading

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