by Ben Wilson | History |
ISBN: 0297864106 Global Overview for this book
Registered by beeofgoodcheer of Stowmarket, Suffolk United Kingdom on 3/28/2020
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Journal Entry 1 by beeofgoodcheer from Stowmarket, Suffolk United Kingdom on Saturday, March 28, 2020
The middle of the nineteenth century was a time of vast change on a global scale, and this fascinating book attempts to give a flavour of those hectic times.

It's obviously been a work of huge scholarship to cover such a vast amount of material, and yet the writing and factual material never feels forced. It's engrossing, engaging and I've been annoying my partner by reading out trivial nuggets on a regular basis! Just the type of history book I like - there's depth, but levity; commentary but not polemic; the big events but the little people are stars too.

My formal history education post 16 focussed on post 1870 European history, and this book not only fills in a bit of a blank spot for me, but also gives the context to the later events.


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