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Leviathan is one of the finest single volume histories of Great Britain you will find!, 27 Mar. 2014
"Leviathan: The Rise of Britain as a World Power," by David Scott, is truly wonderful. Scott's prose is clear, bright and not mired down in academic jargon; his choice of material from a wealth of sources is inspired; his judgments are balanced and nuanced, and the overall effect is one of insightful illumination. This is a fine book to savor; reading it is like talking a long journey with a wise friend, where the trip itself is as enjoyable and satisfying as finally arriving at your destination. Scott provides a seminar's worth of information and learning about British history and the rise of Great Britain as a world power, and he does it so engagingly that learning has never been more fun. If you have any interest in this subject, this is the book to own and read.