I always enjoy Alison Weir's books - she has a lively, engaging style and a knack for bringing both her subjects and the world they lived in truly to life, and this book is no exception.
One of the enduring controversies of the Catholic Church has been its role, or perhaps more appropriately its lack of role, in speaking out against the Holocaust.
Whilst somewhat lacking in the outrageousness and salacious detail of his previous book, 'Easy Riders, Raging Bulls', this is a more than worthy follow-up.
I always wonder how this book ever got published, because I don't think there's anything good in it about any of the directors and actors highlighted therein.
I've read innumerable books on the American Civil War, but this one is really quite unique - the American Civil War from the British perspective.
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