Friday, January 23, 2015

A History of the World in 12 Maps by Jerry Brotton

This book's title is "A History of the World in 12 Maps". The book is a rather interesting way to cover a lot of history. It was rather a tough book to read. I find myself getting bogged down in parts, but I pushed through it and I was glad I did.

As usual there are some good reviews on Amazon if you care to scroll down to the section called Most Helpful Customer Reviews on As always, the Telegraph has a good review. This one is by Noel Malcolm. There is also a review in the Boston Globe by Matthew Price.

There is a good and quite short interview with Jerry Brotton on BBC. On YouTube Jerry Brotton gives a short review of his book. There is a longer video of Jerry Brotton talking about maps after being introduced by Steve Chilton at University College London. It is a longer version of the earlier YouTube talk, but I think that the subject is covered better and quicker in the earlier YouTube video. This is a very interesting question and answer video with Jerry Brotton also on YouTube. However, this last video is off the subject of the book.

On my website is how to find this book on Amazon if you care to purchase it. See Brotton. Also, this book review and other books I have reviewed are on my website at Book Reviews.

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