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A superb book, although....,
This review is from: The First Emperor of China (Paperback)
This is a very good effort by Clements. The book is easy to read and packed with interesting information. Historical facts are well laid out and convincing arguments provided for some of the more ambiguous points of the Emperor's political career. I do wonder if a more apropos title would be 'The world of the first Emperor' as at times the book reads more like a general overview of Imperial China rather than a political biography. The result is that the book lacks any real passion and the Emperor comes across as a rather bland individual.
This said, a good read.