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Grant Seifred

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A good introduction to Ottoman history.

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2020-01-03

A well written history of the Ottoman Empire. Carefully avoiding a western bias against this Great Empire. I would have appreciated if grand overall themes were discussed in more detail. Somewhat sleepy vocal presentation.

Brave Savages.<br />

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-10-22

A story of brave savage brutal religious zealots. A reasonably fair telling of a invasion of the Indian ocean by a group of very poor primative ruthless foreigners. Europe was a land of barbarians. But they had better guns and a relentless cruelty that astounded their opponents.

Wonderful!!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-10-08

Great book very well told.
Complex concepts explained in an easy to understand and entertaining format.
Recommended for ALL. both science and non science types

Tragic tale, frightening is it's modern resonance.

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-09-22

Banks and the markets are revealed to be evil, heartless machines that grind the poor to their death

I am not smart enough

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-08-28

Fancinating exploration on time via physics. But I found some of the chapters difficult to follow.

Educational + Entertaining

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-07-05

This modern Chinese history is well told. It gave me a much greater insight into China and its modern masters. China's history in the 17th and 1800s should be well-known by all those who tend to criticize China's behavior today. We can only hope China treats the west better when it achieves supremacy than the west treated China during this period

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Entertain and Educational <br /><br />

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-08-25

Helped a while prevleged 61 yo straight man trying to understand the female condition.

Disappointing

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2 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-07-06

First I admit this is my first foray into Philosophy. I found the book poorly constructed. By having each chapter deal with a theme ( like justice, or power) I felt I never learned the essence or primary ideas of Nietzscha. I was left with many parts but no satisfying whole.

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