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Ott made a comment Jun 21 2017
"This is a big book (420 pages) but well worth the effort. The book's two main premises are that slavery was a critical component of the development of capitalism in the United States and indeed the western world (the author is not the first to ad..." Permalink
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Ott made a comment Nov 30 2016
"This book is an easy and fast read, well written, and enjoyable. To a great extent, it repeats the history of Haussmann's work which has been commented on many times before. The one contribution the author appears to have made is ascribing great..." Permalink
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Ott made a comment Aug 09 2016
"This is a monumental book at 708 dense pages, but the author writes so well and pulls his material together in an interesting manner that reading is a joy. The author sets the stage by describing the ascendancy of the British aristocracy about 1..." Permalink
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Ott made a comment May 23 2016
"If the history of geology intrigues you then Martin Rudwick's Earth's Deep History is superior to this effort in all respects. Winchester's book suffers two serious defects: he believes in the great men theory of history and argues that William S..." Permalink
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