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Herod deserves to be rediscovered,
This review is from: Herod the Great (Hardcover)
When I received Michael Grant's HEROD THE GREAT I was reluctant to read it. The book looked and smelled old, and indeed I discovered that it had been written in 1971. The multiple illustrations throughout the book looked as if they'd been taken in the 1800s--old, scratchy and out of date. Because I had lots of other history books to get through, I put off reading Grant's for several months. Then I started the first page and was immediately captured. Well, it's not the prose of Alison Weir but it's the next best thing. Clear mental images, history clearly recounted. Like Grant, I wound up asking myself why Herod has received such little press since his death--if you don't count the supposed massacred of the innocents. An original thinker, an unquenchable builder, Herod deserves this very good book and, like the Americas, the rediscovery of the Columbusian Grant. My own books can be found on Amazon under Michael Hone.