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Worth buying the print book, rather than the Kindle version
on 8 May 2017
A very interesting book that I made the mistake of buying in Kindle. The Kindle version wouldn't load the images, maps or family trees easily (or at all, at times), so I still haven't been able to access these on the Kindle. It was only when I found a print version I realised that the extensive and very helpful foot notes were printed below the relevant pages- rather than waiting for Kindle to load the notes and then recover from the following (all too frequent) crash. I was using Kindle in Windows 10, other devices/app may be better.
Unusually for a history book, it's a bit short on dates at times; some of the chapters cover quite long time periods and I got a bit lost at times.Otherwise, a fascinating book, well written and worth buying for the beautifully written & evocative preface and epilogue alone. I'm off to buy a proper book and read it again - I think that will get 5 stars!