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Elentarri's Book Blog 4 years ago
That's good to know. I was thinking of purchasing her 4 set History books, when the 4th book finally gets published. Can't stand unfinished and unmatched sets. I think this book is more helpful if you read history books, but the Adler more useful if you read science. I wouldn't bother to dissect a novel like either suggest simply because novels are supposed to be fun, relaxing reads. The dissecting novels parts would be useful for people going to school or English literature college students.
Elentarri's Book Blog 4 years ago
FYI - She published in 2015: The Story of Western Science: From the Writings of Aristotle to the Big Bang Theory.

I was looking at (1) The History of the Ancient World: From the Earliest Accounts to the Fall of Rome
(2) The History of the Medieval World: From the Conversion of Constantine to the First Crusade, (3) The History of the Renaissance World: From the Rediscovery of Aristotle to the Conquest of Constantinople, and (4) whatever comes after? Maybe (5) and (6)?

The children's version of her history series goes all the way to the end of the USSR. I was hoping the adult version would go even further.
Many historians I know are dubious that stuff as recent as after the collapse of the USSR is actually "history." (Historian joke, but true.)
*Oh, the horror!* Seeing people write in books like that drives me batty...
Elentarri's Book Blog 4 years ago
Me too, although it is a good way to study the text without having to re-write the whole book.