A World Lit Only by Fire: The Medieval Mind and the Renaissance - Portrait of an Age

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Little, Brown, Sep 26, 2009 - History - 320 pages
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William Manchester's A World Lit Only by Fire is the preeminent popular history of civilization's rebirth after the Dark Ages.

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User Review  - dcunning11235 - LibraryThing

This was an engagingly written book, and a very fast read. However, it suffered from a number of issues. For one, it was too fast, and seemed to hop-scotch around; for instance, the last chapter on ... Read full review

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User Review  - dchaikin - LibraryThing

36. A World Lit Only By Fire : The Medieval Mind and the Renaissance, Portrait of an Age (Audio) by William Manchester, read by Barrett Whitener and Carrington MacDuffie (1992, 11:36, ~320 pages in ... Read full review


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William Manchester was a hugely successful popular historian and biographer whose books include The Last Lion, Volumes 1 and 2, Goodbye Darkness, A World Lit Only by Fire, The Glory and the Dream, The Arms of Krupp, American Caesar, The Death of the President, and assorted works of journalism.

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