"An entertaining comparison by an astute historian. . .Gems for history buffs as well as those who have never considered that something that happened before 1900 might matter."
-San Francisco Chronicle
"A breakout book."
-Richard Ellis, author of Founding Fathers
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About the Author
Thomas F. Madden
is a professor of history and chair of the department of history at Saint Louis University. His previous books include The New Concise History of the Crusades
, currently the bestselling book on its subject in the world, and Enrico Dandolo and the Rise of Venice
, recipient of the Otto Gründler Prize. He has been featured in the media, including The New York Times
, The Washington Post
, USA Today
, A&E television, The History Channel, PBS, and National Public Radio.
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