Top positive review
Excellent and accessible overview of world history
on 28 September 2017
Very well written, not overly academic, it makes an interesting and informative account of some well known, and some not so well known historical events. As the subject is so huge it doesn't dwell long on each chapter, but sets out in a logical way how events are directly or indirectly linked and allows reflection on history's great successes and disasters and how this has influenced modern times. It is now a little dated as recent political and natural events are changing the order of things at such a rapid pace. But history is not static, it is dynamic, and as soon as the historian puts his pen down, another chapter begins. And so on.