Friday, June 13, 2008
"Years of the Sword" By R. J. Unstead
This book tells the tale of Europe during the Middle Ages from 1300 to 1485. This book has within it, 42 chapters, each consisting of 2 pages and has a time chart and and index, the total number of pages being 90. This book uses many pictures, and in my opinion, too many pictures. I felt that there was a lack of text, and thus, a lack of detail. The book brings up subjects such as The Black Death, The Wars of the Roses, and Corruption in the Church, but does not go into detail. I would recommend this non-fiction, to someone, mildly interested in the Middle Ages, but would not use it for research. A lack of detail, far too many pictures, and short chapters, is why this book gets a 2 of 5 stars. Better luck next time, R. J. Unstead.