Tuesday, 30 June 2009
The Channel 4 version. Yeh, I am so behind with this. I have a list in front of me with fifteen books on it, not counting this one. And this was a little while ago--before my history exam. So I'm behind. A lot. Anyway, it was okay, but it didn't really say anything particularly noteworthy and I mostly skimmed it. I suppose it'd make a good introduction, but when you decide to start reading around the subject, you rapidly come to the conclusion that there are loads of books out there which say basically the same thing and use pretty much the same sources. I thought the Crimean War was supposedly the first major war where loads of documentation survives... Maybe it's just that people can't be bothered reading the whole pile.