Bookshelves: Historical Non-Fiction, Informative
Rating: 4 of 5 stars (It was good)
Recommended Age: 13+
It depends on the child. This is a historical non-fiction work. Some of the events are too mature for some children. Unless the child loves historical non-fiction it is probably better suited for older teens and adults.
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.
Wow this book was great. I am not a history buff, and I love historical fiction but have a hard time finding historical non-fiction I like. I really enjoyed this book. I felt like I was travelling right along with the author. I loved how he focuses on smaller important pieces of history that are often overlooked. I knew some of the stories but there were many I was unfamiliar with and I there were so many names I should have recognized but didn't. He brought a lot of those names to light. If you're unfamiliar with the story he gives a brief overview before focusing on the part he's diving into. I liked how his interactions and conversations were written. It wasn't just back to back dialogue. The book is pretty big and filled with information but it's broken down into smaller sections and then smaller chapters. It's easy to pick up the book and read one or two or sit down and finish ten in a row. The only reason I didn't give this book a five was due to lack of pictures. I was given an uncorrected proof, so I'm not sure if the published version will be filled with photos. He tells about all the pictures he takes of places and I wish I was able to see exactly what he saw even if now it's just a parking lot. He does focus on a lot of unknown tragedy, but as he points out, it's important to see those massacres and sacrifices that were made so that we can prevent them in the future. I am eager to read other historical books that he has written or will write in the future and I might just become a history buff yet.