The Silk Roads ★★★★☆

The Silk Roads: A New History of the World (Illustrated Edition)
Peter Frankopan, illustrated by Neil Packer


Genre(s) | history, nonfiction 
Goodreads Rating | 4.25
Humpo Show Rating | 4.10 
Published: 2018
Publisher: Bloomsbury

A clear and concise reassessment of world history, The Silk Roads is a wonderful exploration of the events, people, movements and forces that have played an important role in the rise and fall of empires, determined the flow of ideas and goods and are now heralding a new dawn in international affairs. Continue reading

The Shortest History of Germany ★★★½

The Shortest History of Germany ★★★½
James Hawes


Genre(s) | Nonfiction, Germany
Goodreads Rating | 3.86
Humpo Show Rating | 3.70
Published: 2017
Publisher: Old Street Publishing (2018 edition) 

Covering everything from Charlemagne, Martin Luther, Otto von Bismarck and Adolf Hitler, to the Reformation, Prussia, First World War and the Berlin Wall, The Shortest History of Germany is a breezy visit through German events, monarchies, politics and geography.  Continue reading