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Ten Great Events in History by [Johonnot, James]
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3.9 out of 5 stars 55 customer reviews

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 489 KB
  • Print Length: 160 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00847STZO
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars 55 customer reviews
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This little ebook will give you a rapid tour of ten "great events" in history, at least great from a Victorian-era perspective. The book probably was intended to be utterly conventional, even at the time. These are ten key battles that helped shape "Western Civilisation"; heroism and patriotism are the focus. If updated, one would likely add only the Battle of the Somme (perhaps too depressing) and, intended primarily for an American audience, D-Day (not the Battle of Britain, sorry chaps!). Oh, and "chaps", very much so! Nary a quiver of political correctness sullies its sturdy lips. Why read it? Well, it's nicely written and a good quick review. Politically correct or not, the battles still occurred and very likely did significantly influence the course of Western history. A good read to bright kids, particularly if salted with a bit of modernism. At £0.0, who can complain about the price?
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Superbly written, incisive, authoritative and an in-depth appraisal of key historical events.

Well done and huge thanks to the authors and academics who take the time and trouble--as volunteers--to publish and make widely accessible these 'public domain' works.

I have a collection of these. Yes, the books in this series are academic in style and written by historians; if you struggle with this sort of writing then it's not for you; it does frustrate me when I see people say things like 'couldn't get into this book.' It's not a book you 'get into' in the way you might with a fiction book; it's a serious work for people with more than a cursory interest in the subject, and all of these books are authoritative. I look forward to acquiring more such works when they are made available.
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This book although good, missed out a lot of other just as important events. Events that have taken place since the American War Of Independance, the French Revolution was barely mentioned, The Battle of Waterloo, The Battle of Trafalgar, not forgetting The First World War. The book should have been written in at least two volumes
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I realise this is not a new book and it was free to download. So maybe it is wrong to be critical, however why is it available? It's views are archaic and of their time. Sorry. I am sure it was written in good faith.
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If you are interested in history then this is an interesting book as it is almost historical in its own right. Some very simple facts that are nowadays dealt with so much more in depth. I have to say I have enjoyed it so far and am saving the last couple of chapters as a treat for a rainy day.
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I used to go to a local library to borrow some books, but have recently begun to download free books from Amazon using my Kindle when I have time. I am very glad that a lot of books are available free of charge. Thank you.
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Appalling grammar and spelling, not even been spellchecked! Repeated confusion with Nicea and Nice, Scots referred to as Scotch all the way through (which is a drink). Writing style is clumsy and unfit even for children. Only saving grace is that its free.
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This was downloaded for nothing, so cannot complain. The books that are available for free download are not up to date or best sellers, but there are some good classics and books of interest. Worth looking through for what's on offer !
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