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Review: A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century

User Review  - Wendy - Goodreads

I hate reading library books that have been heavily written in by some obnoxious person. The only copy I could get was like that. That prevented me from reading more of this book. The sections I did ... Read full review

Review: A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century

User Review  - Steven Yenzer - Goodreads

I wasn't quite as enamored of Tuchman's storytelling as a lot of the other reviews of A Distant Mirror. I do think that her choice to focus on Enguerrand de Coucy was a wise one, as it provided a ... Read full review

Review: A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century

User Review  - David Hack - Goodreads

Very well written and informative and I'd recommend it for other readers. It gives a very detailed description of the century. For me it was more detail than I really needed about the continual ... Read full review

Review: A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century

User Review  - Emily - Goodreads

When talking about the Plague and other social phenomena, Tuchman is interesting to me. When she trudges through military action, I am lost, for a long time. The period interests me, however, so on we went. Read full review

Review: A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century

User Review  - Glen Brooksby - Goodreads

Good, interesting information buried in an immense tome. This book does give you an excellent picture of life in the 14th century. It was longer than I probably needed. I've like B. Tuchman's books to date, but this one has done me in for Tuchman for a while. Read full review

Review: A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century

User Review  - Dermott Hayes - Goodreads

The times they are a changin' Read full review

Review: A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century

User Review  - Asher Gabbay - Goodreads

I bought Barbra Tuchman's "A Distant Mirror" ages ago, and it sat there on the shelf looking at me reprovingly all this time. I kept meaning to read it, but as a Tuchman book deserves the appropriate ... Read full review

Review: A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century

User Review  - Romari - Goodreads

The level of detail in this book is enormous, and while I enjoyed parts it was too much altogether for me. Read full review

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User Review  - lissabeth21 - LibraryThing

Great look at this specific era in a way that made the people and the times come to life. Read full review

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User Review  - Bruce_Deming - LibraryThing

Tough read. Curious time I don't know much about. Best-seller in it's time. Read full review


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