Rating: 4 out of 5
I found this an enlightening history which covered many a topic I had some idea of but also many a topic I had heard very little about in the past. As such, I think this is a strong book that can provide a good grounding in many disciplines. Of course, there is a problem, however, and that’s the fact that more than fifteen years have passed since the release of this book means that some of the “immutable truths” as described herein have maybe changed. But, that’s less relevant than the 18th and 19th century information that gets passed on to the reader — so, in short, read this!