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Quite simply my favourite history book.,
This review is from: The Fall of Rome: And the End of Civilization (Paperback)
Studying history at university primarily teaches you one thing: to hate tediously pretentious and unecessarily difficult writers. This book makes every word count, and more importantly makes the subject interesting and entertaining. He manages to explain that the Roman Empire did indeed fall rather than decline or transition in about 250 pages, presenting a compelling argument with plenty of evidence. A must read for anyone studying this period, or anyone who simply wants an interesting and brilliant book to dive into.