Well. This book really has bits of useful info. But they are few and hard to find.
- Narration. Plain terrible. "like", "kind of", "well" are plentiful. As well as stupid jokes, probably intended to get attention of low audience(students I guess?).
- Half of the book is about author's analysis of Scandinavian literature. (this one has some interesting parts btw). But of course very opinionated and questionable.
- Almost no history. And it means NO history. Besides quick reflections on northern ship and again quick mentions of events.
Moreover when the author tells about mythology you literally feel his contempt to the subject.
Overall I would save money and not buy this for more than 2 cents or so.
This is the history book it should be.
I can't find enough good words to compliment Mr Ian Mortimer.
It's read in good and live language, it has just enough details about every aspect of late medieval life in England. It's not too wide in it's subject and it's not too narrow. Yet it has some new information for every one.
The reader would especially appreciate that no descriptions of scotts are given, Since no one book can adequately paint the life of both people. It's concentrated on subject and is good at it.
It was not.
From the book this long, I did expect the analysis of all ships, including comparative analysis of german to british ones(with numbers!). details of their built, armor, engineering decisons . Why there were different types of ships.
Instead, into 2 hours of this book I get the usual non informative british view of how ww1 started and why germans were bad guys.
This includes even churchill quotes. Sorry, not everybody loves churchill.
Unless you are fan of british politics, buy something else.
This one can be probably a good illustration of how british establishment sees WW1. nothing else.
Not a thing
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