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History repeats itself,
This review is from: The World That Never Was: A True Story of Dreamers, Schemers, Anarchists and Secret Agents (Paperback)
First of all I'd like to say that all my expectations of this book have come true. It depicts a view of the 1800s and early 1900s that has been overlooked in popular culture for a long time. No wild west cowboys and victorian 'Sherlock Holmes', goverment 'sponsored' wars and political preaching, but a society that wanted and needed change and people who would do anything to achieve it. Surprinsingly, the way this book is written allows the reader to follow many characters across their adventures and misfortunes across the globe while keeping a eye on related events that occur at the same time in locations far away from each other. It's not an academic account full of names and dates but a thoroughly researched story that shows the facts and exposes questions when those facts cannot be confirmed, leaving the reader with plenty of room to form an opinion. Very enjoyable and interesting. It will change the view of many readers on authority-driven goverments and institutions and revolutionary ideas that fit with actual global situations as they did over a hundred years ago. It reads like a spy story with the chilling aftertaste of the true horrors that men are capable of. Higly recomended.