Dorothy King

"Dorothy King aka PhDiva"
Dorothy in full archaeology gear
Helpful votes received on reviews: 79% (190 of 241)
Location: London
Anniversary: 23 Jan
Birthday: 7 May
In My Own Words:
Cordon Bleu Trained Archaeologist Bluffing Her Way In Military History.


Top Reviewer Ranking: 89,130 - Total Helpful Votes: 190 of 241
The Last Pagan: Julian the Apostate and the End of&hellip by Adrian Murdoch
One of my favourite popular history books about an emperor most people know too little about. Murdoch writes a smooth text peppered with fascinating nuggets of information - I loved the letter complaining about trash washing up on the beaches - but factually historically impeccable.
The Story of the Jews: Finding the Words (1000 BCE&hellip by Simon Schama
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
So much Jewish history is written from the Orthodox Jewish perspective, that it is fascinating to see a thorough history written from the point of view of what I would describe as more 'Reform' Judaism which most of us are. So this book is about facts ... ie that not all Jews were kicked out of Israel in AD 70 by the Romans ... rather than propaganda (so not the usual "we've wandered the earth since our home was stolen and we were kicked out in AD 70" nonsense).

As a Jew, I'm giving this to my friends for Chanukah ... and to friends for Christmas. I can't wait for the next book dealing with post 1492 history.
The Buddhas of Bamiyan: The Wonders of the World by Llewelyn Morgan
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Even if you know the ending - the Buddhas were blown up - this is still a fascinating study of them and the culture that produced them.

Wish List