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5.0 out of 5 stars
Better than a novel, 5 Jun 2012
For me, this is the best Tom Holland book yet. He has a novelist's ability to make you understand the mindset of the people in the time he is describing, without losing his ability to address current historical debates. Top class book and can't put it down. Another one of his books that I will read repeatedly.