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It was almost as if i was playing a part in the narrative. The book is very enjoyable to read despite being a history book. Read morePublished 4 days ago by JJ
Everyone interested in the rise of modern, radical, metastatic, fundamentalist Islam should read this book to understand it's origin. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Bill
A decently-written book packed with alot of information. Some good explanations for the early Arab military successes: including tough soldiery, the weakness and depopulation of... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Kevan
This book is an exhausting account on a subject that is so complex that leaves ones mind spinning. The unfamiliar and unpronounceable names alone require a re reading of a myriad... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Hadrianus Management Group Inc.
He is very pedantic. He gets caught up with so many little things. I find his writing almost like he thinks he is the first person who has ever visited this history. Read morePublished 9 months ago by sidney e kaz
A great number of people would benefit from a better understanding of the history of the Arabic/Islamic conquests, especially those people who think that ISIS represents a return... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Lemon grab
Apparently almost all of the research for this book is from Islamic sources and therefore leans exclusively toward the Muslim version of what transpired. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Russell Mohr
Hugh Kennedy is one of my favorite historians. His prose is extremely readable, to the point it really doesn't feel like a History book. Read morePublished 15 months ago by D. CARDENAS