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A Distant Mirror by Barbara W. Tuchman
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Apr 13, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: postponed, nonfiction, medieval, mount-n-blade

I cannot recommend this book highly enough to fellow students of the Middle Ages, whether amateur or otherwise. It's one of the most enjoyable, well-researched, and brilliant historical texts I've ever had the pleasure of reading. 10/10 will read again.
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Reading Progress

April 13, 2012 – Shelved
May 11, 2012 – Started Reading
May 13, 2012 –
page 38
5.61% "Love this so far, best history text I've read in ages."
May 14, 2012 –
page 46
6.79%
May 22, 2012 –
page 74
10.93%
May 25, 2012 –
page 121
17.87%
May 26, 2012 –
page 152
22.45%
May 27, 2012 –
page 169
24.96%
June 14, 2012 –
page 220
32.5%
July 16, 2012 –
page 249
36.78%
August 13, 2012 –
page 249
36.78% "Postponing this until I can buy a copy."
May 26, 2014 –
page 132
19.5% "Having gotten a library copy a long time ago and never finishing it, I bought a used but pristine copy to enjoy at leisure."
June 5, 2014 –
page 201
29.69%
July 31, 2014 –
page 240
35.45% "Put it down when I picked up Rogues, glad to be reading this once more."
August 15, 2014 –
page 331
48.89% "Slow but steady, too much information packed per page to read this quickly, which I adore."
September 16, 2014 –
page 405
59.82%
October 12, 2014 –
page 459
67.8%
October 15, 2014 –
page 490
72.38%
November 8, 2014 –
page 677
100.0%
November 8, 2014 – Shelved as: postponed
November 8, 2014 – Shelved as: nonfiction
November 8, 2014 – Shelved as: medieval
November 8, 2014 – Shelved as: mount-n-blade
November 8, 2014 – Finished Reading

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