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History Books Review

By Colin Sanders

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Description

I am a professional scientist, but in my spare time I read history books and I review them. I am mainly working through Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire at the moment, but will slip in a few other titbits from time to time. I normally get a show out every Thursday.

Customer Reviews

A good excuse to re-read "Decline and Fall"

These podcasts (so far) are more of a companion to the book than a "review" per se. That's good; a book that famous doesn't need a review. But Gibbon wasn't writing his books for twenty-first-century readers. Colin does a good job of relating what's going on in modern terms. I listen first, then I can then read the chapter without detours to Wikipedia any time I hit a spot where Gibbon didn't anticipate how we'd read things a couple of centuries later.

Good and getting better

I think my title says it all.

Great complement to "History of Rome" podcast

I didn't pay attention to Roman history in school. Colin Sanders' podcast, which is tracing "Decline," is great at filling in my many blanks. Sanders has a pleasant speaking style and is to the point: both important qualities in a history podcast. I also think this podcast is a great complement to Mike Duncan's "History of Rome" podcast.

History Books Review
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  • Category: History
  • Language: English

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