While the book came highly recommended, it wasn’t as good as I’d hoped. It was used in a college course years ago and had a ton of information and statistics on numerous historical events. The facts are there, the story has much detail, but that’s where it fell short to me. The narration of all the details makes it harder to follow. I wanted to use a notepad to write down the names and numbers mentioned throughout the book. One of those books you’d use a highlighter throughout to see key facts. While initially, the narration really takes you in, it later gnaws at you and makes it more difficult to listen to.
Probably was a great book, for a great class, in a previous period, but for now, not what I’d recommend.