Blogosphere Book Circle April Book: Replenishing the Earth: The Settler Revolution and the Rise of the Anglo-World 1783-1939
Author: James Bellich
James Bellich is a reknowned New Zealand historian and former Rhodes Scholar. He has written a number of award winning historical tomes.One of his books even got made into a television documentary series.
Confession time. I finally obtained this book from the library yesterday (there's a waiting list for it). And I flicked through it. And I sighed. It's an academic book. It's filled with pages of notes attributing the sources.It fills 560 pages not counting the 13 pages of index. I sighed again. It lost me in the title. I don't care enough. I couldn't do it.
And so, to make the people still on the waiting list happy I am returning it to the library tomorrow, unread, so they can read it.
Score out of 10 this month: Fail (that's me not the book!)