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If not, then it would probably be best to drop the book and go on to something else...each of us is quite different you know.
Imagine how much more I enjoyed history written by such a master of prose as Gibbon, the most thorough, meticulous and honest historian I have yet encountered.
I opened the book and was surprised to see the Introduction on the very first page and the copyright and content pages missing entirely.
Unique! It set the bar for historical research and writing. A classic that, once read, becomes the standard for other histories..Published 1 month ago by Robert G. Ebenau
The classic text that has been updated by newer scholarship and evidence unearthed in the last 50 years.Published 1 month ago by The Discriminating Consumer
A great writer at the peak of his ability no wonder it is one of the most famous books ever written on Roman history it is an education onto itselfPublished 2 months ago by Joseph Indelicato
The print is not large enough. There are also many ink splotches and pen markings. It looks like a poorly done photocopy of a smaller used book blown up to a larger page. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Miss Bert
This classic is surprisingly easy to read. Gives a great history of the Roman empire.Published 2 months ago by Mary Raynor
Gibson gave a straightforward presentation of the glory and tragedy of Roman history.
The last few chapters described well the background and rise of Christianity.