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Review - Hatshepsut: The Pharaoh-Queen of Egypt by in60Learning

Posted in Book Reviews on Jun 12, 2018

Hatshepsut: The Pharaoh-Queen of Egypt

Volume 0 of in60Learning

Hatshepsut is a figure that's always fascinated me, although she is probably not widely known, so when I saw that in60Learning had a book about her, I decided to use it to learn a little more. She ruled Egypt around 1479 to 1458 BC and is from the line that gave us Tutankhamun. The popular headline is that she was the first woman to rule as Pharaoh in ancient Egypt, but one of the big revelations of the book is that this is not exactly true. More

Review - Alexander the Great by in60Learning

Posted in Book Reviews on Apr 13, 2018

Alexander the Great: Student of Aristotle, Descendant of Heroes

Volume 0 of in60Learning

in60Learning is a new range of books designed to provide and overview of people and events of the past in an easily digestible format. With a total print length of around 40 pages, they are meant, as the publisher's name implies, to be read in around 60 minutes. The publisher offered me my choice of books for review. I chose the Alexander biography since he is a character that continues to fascinate me. I've read a lot about him; much of it fictionalized, to be honest, but I thought I still knew enough to judge what the book offered. More


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