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5.0 out of 5 stars
Certainly puts a new perspective on things, 2 Feb 2006
I once read the story of a woman who, each time she visited a new city would always seek out the highest building and make for the top of it, so as to better orient herself in the landscape before going off to explore. Reading 'A Secret History of the World' was very much like that, the journey imparts a knowledge that you just wouldn't see otherwise. I thought it was well researched and written with an uncommon depth and breadth of understanding, a very enjoyable and revealing work.
Worth a visit just for views when you get there as they say!