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Not only does this book give you a clear, chronological bird's-eye-view on recorded human history (as detailed as a 5-600 page book can), but its focus on the languages of the... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Dallas Smith
One of the most fascinating and thorough books I have read for years. One small fly in the ointment, though: In the e-book edition I am reading, phonetic characters are often not... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Claus Fenger
A good read. I especially enjoyed the parts about the formation of English. "A language invented by Norman Men-at-arms to pick up Saxon barmaids"Published 5 months ago by Robert Haxton
This is not a book for a casual reader. The writing style is bland, but the information is clear and concise. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Dan
The book is excellent.
The ebook formatting, on the other hand, leaves a lot to be desired. Read more
Despite the author's supple writing style, this can be a difficult book to read. Due to the incredible level of detail some readers will either feel intimidated or give up before... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Chimonsho