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American Comic Book Chronicles: 1960-64 by John Wells
I found this book to be un-putdownable! The amount of research and care that has gone into this work is staggering, John Wells and his team have done an amazing job chronicling the history of American comics from 1960-64. Each chapter is devoted to one year starting with a timeline detailing the major events in comics and world and pop culture, and a brief narrative about the state of the comics industry for the year. Then follows a very detailed write up of each comic companies major happenings and events for that year usually starting with that years best selling company down to the small players by the end of the chapter. Included in the narrative is comments from the comics… Read more
The History of the Ancient World: From the Earlies&hellip by Susan Wise Bauer
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Epic narrative history, 31 Mar 2014
First of all the title of this book is slightly misleading as it doesn't go up to the fall of Rome(thats in the next volume), but goes up to the time of Constantine. But that does in no way detract from what is an incredibly well written chronological narrative of the ancient world. Someone has written that it reads almost like a novel and it does, covering the stories of civilizations and cultures and their rulers, and how they interacted with each other in bite size chapters interspersed with maps of the regions and timelines. Some reviews of this book on other sites have said that it has overly religious overtones, but the people who have said that obviously did not read the preface… Read more
The Grim Reaper (A Crowner John Mystery) by Bernard Knight
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I've read four of the first six crowner mystery's and this story is just as good as any of the others, but for a series that prides itself on historical accuracy there is a few errors ive noticed in this series. In one chapter the crowner's right hand man Gwyn gives someone the two fingers salute. Now i've read other historical books and know that to give someone the two fingers is said to have originated at the battle of agincourt which is over 100 years after when this novel is set. Also the crowners clerk rides horses side saddle but again this form of riding didn't become common till in the 14th century along with eating breakfast, which again the crowner does in quite a few of the… Read more