This review is from: Jerusalem: The Biography (Kindle Edition)
This herculean effort by Simon Sebag Montefiore has resulted in a work of art - a comprehensive and easy to read full history of Jerusalem from it's humble beginnings as a site for burials to the natural spring that encouraged building development and the creation of Jerusalem itself.
For such an ambitious project, Montefiore has illustrated a history of Jerusalem and its almost cyclical occupation by various races in breathtaking description, evoking strong reader absorption with a natural steady pace and development throughout. This book was easy to read, dramatic, thoughtful, accurate, exciting, historical but most importantly, unbiased.
I romped through this book with delight :)