'a compelling read' -- Joby Williams, Sunday Times
From the Publisher
Through a vivid and dramatic interrogation of the past, this acclaimed book examines and illuminates the nature of Western civilization from its earliest incarnations to the present.
About the Author
Roger Osborne's previous books include The Floating Egg: Episodes in the Making of Geology, The Deprat Affair: Ambition, Revenge and Deceit in French Indo-China and The Dreamer of the Calle San Salvador: Visions of Sedition and Sacrilege in Sixteenth-Century Spain. He lives in Scarborough.