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The last of the Romans

Advantages: Well written, good narrative, good highlights
Disadvantages: Some more development of the general history would be welcome

Justinian's reign was the a high point of the final days of the Roman Empire - besieged from within and without, the Roman Empire was based administratively in Constantinople, and had all but lost contact with the 'Eternal City', the home of its origin, R ...

frkurt 18.04.2005 · Read full review
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Review of The Emperor Justinian and the Byzantine Empire - James Allan Evans

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Re-inventing Thucydides

Advantages: Good for lazy intellects.
Disadvantages: Bad for serious students.

RE-INVENTING THUCYDIDES Thucydides on Strategy, by Platias, Athanassios G. and Koliopoulos, Constantinos, Hurst and Company, London, 2010, ISBN9781849040228 (hardback), 9781849040112 (paperback), 197 pages. It is a common vice of some ...

Eustratios 05.11.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Thucydides on Strategy - Athanassios G. Platias

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That iconic panda

Advantages: Interesting history of a global organization
Disadvantages: The book didn't have the expected focus on WWF's work with wildlife

Saving The World's Wildlife: WWF - The First 50 Years by Alexis Schwarzenbach is, rather unsurprisingly, the story of the formation and first five decades of one of the worlds foremost conservation organisations, the World Wide Fund for Nature (or World W ...

eilidhcatriona 27.06.2013 · Read full review
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Review of Saving The World's Wildlife WWF The First 50 Years - Alexis Schwarzenbach

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The world is not as you thought it was

Advantages: an important theory regarding mans early history
Disadvantages: quite a technical in its presentation

In my everlasting quest to find the true roots of rise to power I read many books that cover the same territory, once you push back into the darkest shadows of our earliest times, there is only so much you can find to discuss. Urbanization, global politic ...

steerpyke 15.04.2006 · Read full review
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Review of Civilization One - Alan Butler, Christopher Knight

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Academic Look At Tarot For Both Initiated And Uninitiated

Advantages: Informative, academic, entertaining, some great insights into historical societies
Disadvantages: If you strongly believe Tarot was brought from Egypt by gypsies, you may not enjoy the ride.

Dense, but entertainingly written, Helen Farley has enough enthusiasm for her subject to enliven it even for someone who is not involved either with the world of academia whence she comes or the esoteric occultists whose beliefs she analyses in places her ...

Ouroborussian 04.09.2010 · Read full review
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Review of A Cultural History of Tarot - Helen Farley

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