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An excellent introduction for the layman
on 8 July 2015
Critics of the Very Short Introduction series, have long attacked these books for 'dumbing down' serious topics. I beg to differ. Informative, tightly woven, and jam-packed with information, without losing control, this is an excellent introduction for the layman, on a pivotal era of world history.
If this brief introduction whets your appetite, then the extensive reading list proves more than adequate to satisfy your intellectual curiosity.
And they're pocket size to boot, making them handy for reading on the train or bus. With hundreds of topics to choose from, I cannot recommend these books enough.