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4.0 out of 5 stars Quick conventional history
This little ebook will give you a rapid tour of ten "great events" in history, at least great from a Victorian-era perspective. The book probably was intended to be utterly conventional, even at the time. These are ten key battles that helped shape "Western Civilisation"; heroism and patriotism are the focus. If updated, one would likely add only the Battle of the Somme...
Published on 6 Nov. 2012 by CS Professor

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3.0 out of 5 stars Ten great events in history
Easy read , only one man's opinion of what these great events are. I like the wording of old English.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Quick conventional history, 6 Nov. 2012
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This little ebook will give you a rapid tour of ten "great events" in history, at least great from a Victorian-era perspective. The book probably was intended to be utterly conventional, even at the time. These are ten key battles that helped shape "Western Civilisation"; heroism and patriotism are the focus. If updated, one would likely add only the Battle of the Somme (perhaps too depressing) and, intended primarily for an American audience, D-Day (not the Battle of Britain, sorry chaps!). Oh, and "chaps", very much so! Nary a quiver of political correctness sullies its sturdy lips. Why read it? Well, it's nicely written and a good quick review. Politically correct or not, the battles still occurred and very likely did significantly influence the course of Western history. A good read to bright kids, particularly if salted with a bit of modernism. At £0.0, who can complain about the price?
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3.0 out of 5 stars Ten great events in history, 23 Mar. 2013
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Easy read , only one man's opinion of what these great events are. I like the wording of old English.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Why stop at only ten., 30 Nov. 2012
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This book although good, missed out a lot of other just as important events. Events that have taken place since the American War Of Independance, the French Revolution was barely mentioned, The Battle of Waterloo, The Battle of Trafalgar, not forgetting The First World War. The book should have been written in at least two volumes
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3.0 out of 5 stars this was good value. Language now a bit arcane in parts, 28 Jun. 2014
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Given the price, this was good value. Language now a bit arcane in parts.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Thank you, 18 Jun. 2013
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I used to go to a local library to borrow some books, but have recently begun to download free books from Amazon using my Kindle when I have time. I am very glad that a lot of books are available free of charge. Thank you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Very good short read., 29 May 2013
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Nice read. I'm reading it again and it will make a great reference book which I will no doubt return to time and again.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Choice of 10 events a bit unusual, 17 Mar. 2013
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I found the choice of the ten events slightly surprising. However, it was easy reading and gave a good insight into those events chosen.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not the 10 best, 7 Feb. 2013
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Funny choices. Why would anyone spend so much time if they are not sincere about their project? I don¡t know.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Nice and quick to read, 2 Feb. 2013
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Good read well written with just enough detail. Although this gives you the information you need it is not dragged out
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3.0 out of 5 stars Reasonable, 8 Jan. 2013
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A good basic read for events which then probably inspired me to read about them more widely. Nothing more to add.
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