'I can recollect no historical work from which I have received so much instruction ... It is a work of very high merit indeed.' - William Robertson --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.
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I believe my comments should be about the edition, being that the book itself is already well-known (and justly so) as a definite true north for historiography. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Armando R.
Gibbon's history is said to still be in the ballpark. But his writing can be timeless and brilliant. This edition is nicely printed and bound, comes in a slip box. Read morePublished 22 days ago by Tom Diaz
The decline took place over hundreds of years. These books cover it in as much detail as could be expected for what information was available. This is a must read. Period!Published 1 month ago by Dave
This book was and still is a masterwork, highly detailed and very readable. By modern standards the author interjects his personal opinions far too often, and it is very... Read morePublished 2 months ago by GirlUninterrupted
Read the abridged version, which made me realize I had to read the unabridged version. The Everyman set includes the footnotes, which in my opinion are just as important as the... Read morePublished 2 months ago by J
On starting this I found myself thinking that it must be required reading for all aspiring or actual heads of state, and senior military intelligence operatives, and must have been... Read morePublished 4 months ago by John Champion
I am just beginning to read for enjoyment and this book (set of books) was most definitely not the one to start with. Read morePublished 5 months ago by ed plopa