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User Review  - ikeman100 - LibraryThing

Amazing book. This well researched tome is packed full of history and facts about the 14th century. Tuchman is good at keeping, what can be tedious, history interesting. I will be interested in any of her other works. Read full review

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User Review  - Britt84 - LibraryThing

In this work, Tuchman introduces us to the life and times of the 14th century by following the story of Enguerrand, Sire of Souci. I very much enjoyed this book. I've been trying to brush up on my ... Read full review

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User Review  - jerry-book - LibraryThing

Barbara Tuchman could write popuar history. I liked this just like the Guns of August. I have always been fascinated by the Black Death and its toll on society. Read full review

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User Review  - kukulaj - LibraryThing

A splendid book, without doubt. The action runs from London to Byzantium and somehow Tuchman keeps it comprehensible or anyway close. Tuchman mentions at the beginning of her forward that the ... Read full review

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User Review  - jrissman - LibraryThing

Barbara Tuchman's "A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century" is a wonderfully written and researched view of what life was like and the important religious and political events in Western Europe ... Read full review

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User Review  - mbmackay - LibraryThing

All historians should write as well as Barbara Tuchman! She tells the history in beautiful clear prose, and then throws in the most wonderful comments and asides that brings the book to life. The 14th ... Read full review

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User Review  - ToonC - LibraryThing

Many books in this style of the historical novel followed, but couldn't compete with this. This could be subjective since I was young then and hadn't started my history studies yet. Read full review

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User Review  - William345 - LibraryThing

A vivid and detailed look into a lost world. The major players are The Black Death, The Hundred Years War, the sick, uproarious joke of chivalric valor, The Papal Schism, ruinous taxation, serfdom ... 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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