6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Entertainment and Information for the whole summer.,
By A Customer
This review is from: Europe: A History (Paperback)
This book kept me entertained for the whole of last summer. An epic history of Europe from the stone age to (nearly) the present day, it manages to deal with both broad themes and small details to give a great impression of the shaping of a continent. Small "capsules" of a few pages are scattered within the main text, each dealing with an individual, or a monument, or an idea which help one see how many small stories go towards making history. A refreshing change, compared to other European history books, is that this book deals with the whole of Europe, not just the west. Anyone trying to unravel the present crisis in the Balkans will find just how far back the troubles go. I would recomend anyone with even the sightest interest in history to give this book a go.