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review 2019-07-24 18:44
Short Kindle Freebie Round Up
The Alcohol Murders: The True Story of Serial Killer Gilbert Paul Jordan (Crimes Canada: True Crimes That Shocked The Nation Book 10) - Harriet Fox,RJ Parker,Aeternum Designs,Peter Vronsky
The Severan Dynasty: The History and Legacy of the Ancient Roman Empire’s Rulers Before Rome’s Imperial Crisis - Charles River Editors
The Gurkhas: The History and Legacy of the Nepalese Soldiers Used by the British Empire in India - Charles River Editors
Akhenaten and Amarna: The History of Ancient Egypt’s Most Mysterious Pharaoh and His Capital City - Charles River Editors

The Harriet Fox about Gilbert Paul Jordan is good.  It has much information as Harriet Fox could find. The writing is good. The case overview is fine. I just wish there had been a bit more about the possibility that the backgrounds of the women whom he killed and whether their race and/or case had something to do with the lack of a case or investigation. (three stars)


As for the Charles River Editors book.  The stand out is the one about Akhenaten and Amarna which includes a detailed analysis of the queens of the time.  The Serveran and Gurkhas ones (4 and 3 stars) are good overviews.

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review 2019-06-19 21:05
Abydos: The History and Legacy of the Ancient Egyptian Holy City and Burial Site - Charles River Editors

This is a good overview, but almost half the book is a history of Osiris. This does make sense, but makes it less of a history of the city.

Additionally, while I can understand why CRE uses the same wording in multiple books, I find it irksome. I am not talking about when they offer combined editions, but when a huge part of one history, say about Osiris, is used word for word in another book, like say Abydos.

I know it makes sense from a money point of view. And it's not plaragism. But if CRE wants people to buy the works instead of picking them up for free, I think they need to stop doing this. 2.99 for a book that is almost 50% of another book you might have already read is steep.

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review 2016-04-13 21:37
A cunning plan
Tony Robinson's Weird World of Wonders! Egyptians - Tony Robinson

Ah, Baldrick telling you about ancient Egyptians, what more do you want? Of course, there is the god of football that sounds awesome.

Wonderful installment. Enjoyable for adults.

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review 2016-01-04 23:19
Great Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt - The Great Courses,Professor Bob Brier,The Great Courses

Very general, but Brier, as always, is entertaining while teaching.

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review 2014-09-21 21:25
Wonders of the World Series
The Rosetta Stone and the Rebirth of Ancient Egypt (Wonders of the World) - John Ray

If you have read about the Stone before or the European interest in Egypt, you most likely will know the information here. There is an interesting chapter about the ownership issues as well as the English vs. French debate. The best part of the book was the detailed section about the steps to deciphering.

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