I knew very little about the Black Sea and the lands that surround it, so the book taught me a lot. It does jump around a bit between eras and regions, and can be difficult to... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Matthew J. Brennan
I'm only about a quarter-way through this book, but I am rating it now because there could be no better time to read it than now, during the Olympic games in Sochi! Read morePublished 10 months ago by charlene at Dosido Bookshelf
This is one of the best books I have ever read, it details the history of the region, and politely discusses the reasons for homelessness, they are called Schythians and you can... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Beach Guy
Ascherson writes well about the various peoples and cultures have inhabited this area and I enjoyed the personal touches of his own experiences while traveling around the Black... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Orlando
Why isn't there a good map ? How can there be such an interesting book on the history of a place with only one pathetic map?
This is amazing! Read more
I was initially pleased with this book, but became less so when I realized that there was little or no information about the current state of the area or even of the area in the... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Jo
I found this book to be unreadable. I bought it prior to a trip to the Black Sea, but it is so poorly written, I couldn't finish it. Read morePublished 20 months ago by California dreamin'
I am fascinated with the book, but at times I think the organization is like a tree with branches going all over, but there are gems of information I will use on my trip.Published 20 months ago by zoe