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comprehensively researched & convincingly done

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-28-19

an insightful and painstakingly honest narration of a pivotal character in the rise of english dominance in europe. the narrator made me think it was winston himself telling the story

Righteous Indignbation

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-11-17

Fabulous!! Just a great read makes you aware of all the corruption in DC in the political world.

best st I have read of modozern age

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-18-16

Great up on Heinlein and duck. This is in the same league as their bests
Inventive story structure adds to the flow and enables belivable surprise twists
Characters are fully developed no disposable villains or sidekicks. You feel the authors putting g his own pain of real loss into his writing. Not ur typical mil-sf much more than that a journey of self discovery

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

very abridged but repetitive too

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-01-12

What did you like best about Nicholas and Alexandra? What did you like least?

not history, but not bio , couldn't make their mind and unsatisfying for either especially considering how long it took to tell. does the author think restating his opinions again and again makes them facts?

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

unapologetic review of the dominance of west

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-14-11

Would you listen to Civilization again? Why?

lots of intriguing detail of rarely referenced non western sources which bear further investigation

What other book might you compare Civilization to and why?

Gold God and Guns - WRM

Which character – as performed by Niall Ferguson – was your favorite?

Simon Bolivar - hard to believe the stereotype I was taught in school was such anti democratic figure in reality - lots of good quotes

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I was touched by the in depth look at slavery in North and South America with the different forms this evil took in different cultures

Any additional comments?

looking forward to the second half

8 of 10 people found this review helpful