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Gareth Whitecap

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The best and the worst of humanity

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Reviewed: 2020-10-27

If there is a list of ten books everyone should read by the time they are 18, this book must be on it. If this point in our history had turned the other way, and it easily could have if we had been missing a Churchill or a Roosevelt, the dark side of our nature would have prevailed and destroyed the human spirit. There are some really tough sections of this book to get through because of the horrific acts they describe, but force yourself through them. We only have to read about these acts, while the lives of the less fortunate stain the pages of human history.

This is a good book is for the detail oriented

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Reviewed: 2020-01-09

If you like the period and the topic, you'll enjoy this detailed (and pretty balanced) history of the various crusades. I knew the names of some of the key players so it was interesting to get a more detailed (and accurate) account of them and their actions during the crusades. My only disapppointment was a total lack of detail or insight on the 'Children's Crusade' which the author discounted as one of the crusade's to be counted.

Its a good podcast about the overt facts, however

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Reviewed: 2019-10-01

It a good podcast about the overt fact of Putin's rise to power, which I enjoyed and recommend, however I did note the absence of any 'inside' detail which would help to explain why and how this 'nobody' apparently rose so suddently and dramatically to be President of Russia. Perhaps that's only a story that Putin could tell.

Loved it!

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Reviewed: 2019-07-19

Great story with great narration.The historical setting is great, the characters are interesting and the narrative excellent.

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