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Cracking Factual Writing for the Curious Mind
on 16 August 2012
If there's one factual author out there that for me does not only cracking research but brings the subject matter to the reader in a friendly and accessible way, then that author is John Man. Here in his latest outing he delves into the myths and legends of perhaps one of the most fantastical sects to ever walk the earth, especially when you look at the myths that still ride high in today's films and fiction.
Within the title he explores the truth, brings it together with stories to help back up the viewpoints and adds another layer with a realistic bent to the often misaligned warriors. It's addictive reading and when rediscovered through modern eyes brings the whole thing vividly to life as you see the acorn from which the great oak sprang from ancient times right up to the second world war.
All in a cracking read and one that I'll be dipping into time and again. Great stuff and if you're an author a wonderful research material that will have you brimming with idea's time and again.