Definitely and I already have recommended this book to a number of people.
The telling of the consequences of the Columbian Exchange, how the Americas and the rest of the world were profoundly affected by each other.
Greater vocabulary, no long phrases that are almost never used by novice speakers (what else could you be with a 1 hour program?). For instance, toilet should be a vocabulary word, not "what shows are playing at the opera next Thursday". (not an exact quote from the title but close enough).
It did give a few useful words and the repetition of words was appropriate.
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