Ian Gibson

Helpful votes received on reviews: 98% (41 of 42)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 97,496 - Total Helpful Votes: 41 of 42
Empire [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Jeremy Paxman
Empire [DVD] DVD ~ Jeremy Paxman
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I was looking forward to watching Empire and understanding far more about our imperial roots. The series did allow me to understand more in an engaging way however the structure of the episodes meant it lacked continuity and jumped about alot. I feel the series would of been easier to follow if it had followed a timeline of the empires growth and fall rather than topic based headings that loosely held the episodes together. However one to watch for those looking to understand more about our imperial past
The Andrew Marr Collection: History Of Modern Brit&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Andrew Marr
A fanatastic series that covers the whole of the 20th century in great detail and the events that shaped the United Kingdoom to where we are now. Made just before the financial crash it takes us from the death of Queen Victoria up to the Blair years of New Labour.

It picks out events from each decade or so of the 20th century to show how our country evolved and the series is brought to life by Marr's highly effective delivery style. I would recommend it throughly
A History of the World by Andrew Marr
A History of the World by Andrew Marr
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Well worth the effort, 3 Nov 2013
The book has depth and over the early period of mankind can be slow paced. But read it in full and the context it sets in the early chapters forms a real understanding on how far we have progressed as a species and also damningly how little we have progressed in other areas.

The book frames key areas of progression for mankind around key historical figures and the fact that war has so often created new situations and evolvement. The summary that in terms on power and politics so little has changed over thousands of years in terms of how we as humans use these for our ends is sobbering but all too true when one considers the world around us in the 21st century