Thoughts on: The Story of Civilization, Vol 3: Caesar and Christ by Will Durant

Just like Rome wasn’t built in a day, this book is not read one either. It’s thousand pages covers almost all aspects of Roman civilization..The broad scope is both it’s biggest strength and it’s weakness. While philosophy and statemanship holds my attention, Rome’s pottery and poetic traditions does not. This leads many highs and lows,Continue reading “Thoughts on: The Story of Civilization, Vol 3: Caesar and Christ by Will Durant”

Thoughts on: ‘Southeast Asia: A Very Short Introduction’

After my fast I got sick with the flue. This was by the time I finished the Death of Expertise and I wanted to fill my time with something short, sweet and different before continuing through my To-Read-Pile. Southeast Asia: A Very Short Introduction is delivers on its name. It’s a concise history of theContinue reading “Thoughts on: ‘Southeast Asia: A Very Short Introduction’”

Thoughts on: ‘The Accidental President’ by A. J. Baime

I was going to get a biography of Winston Churchill and ended up with this book (some people don’t read the backside of a book before they buy it, I apparently don’t even read the front cover 😂). I have this idea that I want would like to read a biography from each american presidentsContinue reading “Thoughts on: ‘The Accidental President’ by A. J. Baime”