My rating: 5 of 5 stars
What a wonderful book of history! Well written and thorough to it’s goals. The book has a great airy feel in it’s construction and makes reading far more enjoyable than history books can usually be.
Author Woodman does focus most on pre-1900 and whips up the 20th century, up to it’s publication of 1961, in just a few pages.
Bottom line: I highly recommend this hard to find book.
So hard to find, I had to add it to Goodreads.