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This is one of those books that is endlessly fascinating - it can be read every year and it's still surprising every time!
Any author who manages to wrack up THAT many errors on the main subject of his book on the FIRST PAGE is not to be trusted on that subject.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would highly recommend it to anyone interested in learning more about life in Medieval Europe.
Great history, well told. My first from this author, but will read more of Manchester.Published 20 days ago by Patrick Henry
Interesting but sometimes almost editorial. Mr. Manchester makes some pretty sweeping interpretations over wide geographic areas and centuries of time without sufficient... Read morePublished 26 days ago by Kindle Customer
I bought three extra copies as gifts.
"A World Lit Only by Fire" is one of the most interesting books that I've read in 10 years.
William's own voice rings throughout the book, making this not only a compelling text, but a romp though medieval times with one of the best of contemporary historians. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Will Charpentier
Good title, but really only a re-hash of history, fairly uninteresting history at thatPublished 2 months ago by Pearlie May
Dry and boring and, although it is taught in public schools, it isn't factual.Published 2 months ago by Jessica Howard
I can't believe that so many reviewers gave this terrible book five stars! It is a "bouquet of weeds," a collection of all the worst things he can find (or make up) about... Read morePublished 2 months ago by James Sommerville