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Oliver Cromwell Kindle Edition
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Roosevelt writes with a passion and wit unseen in many current histories. As a non-professional historian, he is unrestrained by notions of objectivity, and he heaps scorn and insults upon the Stuart kings in a comical manner. Roosevelt obviously admires Cromwell, finding an excuse for almost all of Cromwell's actions, with the exception of Cromwell's actions as Lord Protector. That Roosevelt writes for an American audience is shown by his frequent mention of the American Revolution and Civil War as examples and comparisons. He contrasts Cromwell with Washington several times, although Cromwell did not quite match the character and abilities of Washington. Roosevelt's style is sometimes complicated, but his enthusiasm for his subject and his frequent forays into name-calling make for a highly entertaining biography. There are no citations of any kind, but there is an extremely detailed index.
TR did a remarkable job of reporting and evaluating for posterity the events and effects of this turbulent time. I enjoyed his style.
In reading today's news of the ongoing troubles in Belfast, it makes me wonder if this was the beginning of this sad episode.
P.s. I did miss the illustrations by reading this book on kindle.
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Did not finish reading due to the complexity of the writing.Published 13 months ago by John M. Smith
It is a play, it is short and a quick read. I was expecting a book, but who can complain when it is free. Not a whole lot of information, but a little insightful.Published 15 months ago by artistwelder
too detailed, too hard to read - more info than I wanted - OK for professional historians - but made me wish i hadn't asked.Published 20 months ago by Amazon Customer
Can't quite get into it. It was free and part of the great books Amazon has available for Kindle owners.Published on June 17, 2013 by The Mate