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I've always been interested in history - american, European, just about anything. This book has to be one of the best historical accounts I've ever read of a significant world... Read morePublished 1 day ago by John Hicks
I bought this because it was inexpensive as it is a part of history that I don't read much about. The writing is superior and it makes for a real page turner. Read morePublished 19 days ago by darlene m bielecki
Empires of the Sea is an extremely well-researched and well-written narrative of the fight for dominance in the Meditteranean between the Ottoman Empire and the (less well... Read morePublished 27 days ago by Homer
An amazing job by the author. A history book written to be as engaging and interesting to read as a work of fiction. Not your grandfather's history book!Published 1 month ago by Michael L. Farmer
I'm a history buff, but a lot of history books are as dull as dirt. Crowley has kept me turning the pages all the way through. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Joe
Roger Crowley is an historian who knows how to make his view of history into page-turners. The history he presents is certainly something I never studied at school. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Michael Rudy
One of the best books on history I've read in my life. It contains a lot of information, but never feels overloadeded with it. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Shmyg
This is one of the most gripping history (I guess historical fiction as he takes many liberties) books I've read. Very interesting period in history and engaging book. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Rob T.
This book reads less like a history book and more like an epic narrative. The author has a wonderful ability to take a step back and paint for you a broad picture of the historical... Read morePublished 2 months ago by volcombro9