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Just reading this book gave me a thrilled sort of enthusiasm and compassion towards humanity.
This portrait is followed by a history of slavery--not a linear history, but a selective highlighting of relevant themes and moments in the history of slavery.
I found this book extremely readable and succinctly expressed, and as absorbing as any novel.
Zeldin is an accomplished social historian. He writes fluidly and forcefully. His sentences are powerful units of thought. Read morePublished 2 months ago by guy gravenson
This is one of the best books I've ever read. Can't wait to read it again! Brilliant insights into the history of humanity.Published 3 months ago by JB
To take history from more of a personal & sociological view brings it alive in a new and different way. It is well written.Published 8 months ago by J. talcott
This type of unconventional history is a great idea, but the execution is really bad. First of all as stated each chapter starts with a personal story. Read morePublished 9 months ago by C. Hurwitz
I have no doubt that the "masterpiece" was recommended by some 'reviewers' in a fit of perverse vengeance (against innocent readers) for having been taken in by Theodore Zeldin and... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Jaysonrex
Theodore Zeldin is a British philosopher, historian and sociologist, born in Palestine from a Jewish family in 1933 when Palestine was a British protectorate. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Dr. H. A. Jones
I gave up on finishing this book. The first chapter is the best, then there is this letdown that builds up as the book fails to deliver on its early promises. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Giant Panda
This book is wonderful to read and profound. Each chapter begins with a brief sketch of a French woman or women as exemplars of the central theme in the chapter. Read morePublished on August 5, 2011 by Philip J. Salem
Found this book at the library, read it and loved it so much I just had to buy it. Got it for an excellent price and I'm really happy with it.Published on August 1, 2011 by MoniPeni