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The Wars of the Roses by John Gillingham
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Mar 26, 2011

really liked it

This is a telling of the Wars of the Roses mostly through the battles that were fought. While it was very interesting it was also a bit dry at times. The author does a good job of using different sources and makes sure to state when he is using only one to tell of events in case of any bias in the information. I also think that having a prior working knowledge of the events really helped in the reading and if I hadn't known what was going on I might have become lost in all the names, dates, and locations.
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Reading Progress

March 26, 2011 – Shelved
November 24, 2011 – Started Reading
November 24, 2011 –
page 60
21.9%
November 27, 2011 –
page 85
31.02%
November 28, 2011 –
page 111
40.51%
November 30, 2011 –
page 137
50.0%
December 9, 2011 –
page 162
59.12%
December 15, 2011 –
page 170
62.04%
December 18, 2011 –
page 177
64.6%
December 19, 2011 –
page 209
76.28%
December 19, 2011 –
page 219
79.93%
December 19, 2011 – Finished Reading

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