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on 26 May 2014
So glad to have read this and gained a keyhole insight to some characters and events from the politics and other deceits at play 1950 years ago. This could almost have been overlapped with interviews of WWI or WWII veterans - people are no different despite four score of generations between us and our ancestors.
I remain amused to see a couple of unsavoury characters named Jesus. Though they're not quite contemporary to the christian guy, they are far more realistically crafted than their possibly mythical namesake.
This was not the book I expected but that is probably what fuelled my enjoyment of it and my adding it to my read-again-list. Josephus did a seven volume history that I'm also Â«readingÂ» by setting my kindke to talk to me as I do other things: yes 'tis a bloody long piece and also informative.
I love my kindle :-)