Charles River Freebie Round Up

Ancient Rhodes: The History and Legacy of the Famous Greek Island in Antiquity - Charles River Editors The Great Wall of Gorgan: The History of the Ancient Near East’s Longest Defensive Wall - Charles River Editors The Second Battle of Ypres: The History of the Notorious World War I Battle that Witnessed the First Mass Use of Poison Gas - Charles River Editors The Republic of Venice: The History of the Venetian Empire and Its Influence across the Mediterranean  - Charles River Editors

Of these four, the best is the one about Ypres.  It is the most profession and engaging. (four stars)


The other ones aren't bad, but they aren't particularly good.  The Venice on is little more than a biography of Marco Polo, and the constant neglect of spelling out numbers ten and below is pissing me off.