Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Simon Schama' s 'A History of Britain' in DVDs

Beng Ching also brought back for his daughter from his recent book-shopping tour a set of DVDs featuring historian and also broadcaster Simon Schma's widely acclaimed A History of Britain which was first shown as a documentary on BBC from 30 Sept 2000 to 18 June 2002. The last book on British history I read was The Rise And Fall Of The British Empire (London, Abacus, 2004) authored by Lawrence James.

Chinese translation of ancient Roman history


Blogger Monsterball said...

Simon Schama's "A History of Britain" is an excellent primer for laymen.
I bought the set of 3 supporting books on a trip to Hong Kong last year - At the Edge of the World, The British Wars and
The Fate of Empire.

But I never got to watch either the TV or DVD show.
I haven't been reading much last couple of weeks. The live reality show going on in Malaysia is too distracting.

I'm deeply worried about what's going to happen to the country - right in the middle of an international economic crisis.

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Blogger James Wong Wing-On said...

Everyone is deeply worried about what is going on in Malaysia where the Umnoputra is fighting against a changed world. But I think fellow citizens, especially youths, are empowered with true knowledge (not propaganda churned out by Biro Tata Negara) so that they can survived and prosper as smart citizens.

2:33 AM  

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