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User Review  - krista.rutherford - LibraryThing

The abridged version, edited by D. M. Low. Apparently the real thing is six volumes. I started to read this, certainly not for entertainment, but hoping to learn some history, I guess. This is not the ... Read full review

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User Review  - LisaMaria_C - LibraryThing

I feel decidedly ambivalent about this book. My rating reflects that ultimately I didn't want to stick with it; I didn't find its pleasures and degree of informativeness worth the slogging through ... Read full review

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User Review  - neurodrew - LibraryThing

The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: Volume 1 Edward Gibbon ed: J.B. Bury The first volume in this printing by AMS press, based on a 1909 edition from Methuen. In this volume are the preface ... Read full review

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User Review  - jcvogan1 - LibraryThing

The best history book I have ever read. I was amazed by how much I knew about Rome was based on what Gibbon wrote over two hundred years ago. On top of that the writing is wonderful. Not a page goes ... Read full review

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User Review  - charlie68 - LibraryThing

Volume 1: Traces the history of the Roman Empire from the reign of Caesar Augustus to Constantine . Fairly easy to read, language a.little difficult having been written in the eighteenth century. The ... Read full review

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User Review  - quantum_flapdoodle - LibraryThing

A classic of historical literature, in two volumes. The author details the history to the fall in the first volume, and the byzantine period in the second volume. Read full review

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