The Way of Herodotus Travels with the Man Who Invented History The first year of a baby s life brings extraordinary changes During this exciting time he ll grow from a helpless infant to an inquisitive toddler You ll see your baby begin to make her wants and nee

  • Title: The Way of Herodotus: Travels with the Man Who Invented History
  • Author: Justin Marozzi
  • ISBN: 9780786727278
  • Page: 313
  • Format: ebook
  • The first year of a baby s life brings extraordinary changes During this exciting time, he ll grow from a helpless infant to an inquisitive toddler You ll see your baby begin to make her wants and needs understood, to move around on her own and even to feed herself, if messily Now thoroughly updated and revised, this parenting classic offers all the information you needThe first year of a baby s life brings extraordinary changes During this exciting time, he ll grow from a helpless infant to an inquisitive toddler You ll see your baby begin to make her wants and needs understood, to move around on her own and even to feed herself, if messily Now thoroughly updated and revised, this parenting classic offers all the information you need to know about those first twelve months with baby Included are the latest pediatric guidelines on nutrition sleeping and baby s social, emotional, intellectual, and physical development Chart baby s progress every week and prepare for what comes next You ll also find the latest information on common medical issues, bonding with baby, introducing first foods, new equipment and infant gear, and why sleeping on her back continues to be so important for your little one The book no parent should be without, Your Baby s First Year Week by Week, will help you enjoy all those first coos, laughs, rollovers, and stands

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    1. Justin Marozzi

      Excerpt from justinmarozzi about Justin is a travel writer, historian, journalist and political risk and security consultant He has travelled extensively in the Middle East and Muslim world and in recent years has worked in conflict and post conflict environments such as Iraq, Afghanistan and Darfur He graduated from Cambridge with a Starred Double First in History in 1993, before studying Broadcast Journalism at Cardiff University and winning a scholarship to the University of Pennsylvania to read a Masters in International Relations After working in the BBC World Service on News Hour and BBC Westminster on Today in Parliament , he joined the Financial Times as a foreign correspondent in Manila, where he also wrote for The Economist During his time in the Far East, he shared a Winnebago with Imelda Marcos, a helicopter with the Philippine president and his mistress, and a curry with Aung San Suu Kyi whilst under house arrest in Rangoon.His first book, South from Barbary, was an account of a 1,200 mile expedition by camel along the slave routes of the Libyan Sahara, described by the desert explorer and SAS veteran Michael Asher as the first significant journey across the Libyan interior for a generation His second, Tamerlane Sword of Islam, Conqueror of the World, launched in Baghdad in 2004, was the best selling biography of the world s greatest Islamic conqueror and a Sunday Telegraph Book of the Year Outstanding Justin Marozzi is the most brilliant of the new generation of travelwriter historians In 2006, he wrote Faces of Exploration, a collection of profiles of the world s leading explorers He has contributed to Meetings with Remarkable Muslims an interview with the Afghan mujahid hero Ahmed Shah Massoud , The Seventy Greatest Journeys, and most recently The Art of War essays on Genghis Khan, Kublai Khan and Tamerlane.His latest book, published in October 2008, is The Man Who Invented History Travels with Herodotus, based on extensive research in Turkey, Iraq, Egypt and Greece Apart from a year working for a British security company in Iraq, an encounter with the Grand Mufti of Egypt and an investigation into outwardly religious girls performing oral sex in car parks in Cairo, one of the many highlights of the Herodotean trail was a retsina fuelled lunch with the nonagenarian war hero and writer Sir Patrick Leigh Fermor.Justin is a regular contributor to a wide range of national and international publications, including the Financial Times, Spectator, Times, Sunday Telegraph, Guardian, Evening Standard, Standpoint and Prospect, where he writes on international affairs, the Muslim world and defence and security issues, and has broadcast for the BBC World Service and Radio Four.Justin is a former member of the International Institute of Strategic Studies, a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, where he has also lectured, and an Honorary Travel Member of the Travellers Club.

    278 thoughts on “The Way of Herodotus: Travels with the Man Who Invented History”

    1. I finished reading this not long after Ryszard Kapu ci ski s older book with a very similar title see my review here Both are classified as travel writing, both connect places with episodes and ideas from the ancient Greek writer and traveler, Herodotus Both men are described as historians, journalists and travelers Kapu ci ski spent his working life as a journalist, working mostly in Africa, and Marozzi s website justinmarozzi about says he has travelled extensively in the Middle East and the M [...]


    2. Not a great travel book, which is too bad because I was excited to read this one While it s ostensibly about the author retracing Herodotus journeys and visiting the places that he did, there s actually very little travel writing Way too much of the book is just a rehash of The Histories, and while interesting, it just feels like padding The only really interesting section was when the author visited Patrick Leigh Fermor, but even that section involved recounting Leigh Fermor s own books I can r [...]


    3. I was expecting something different from this book something on the lines of Scott Huler s No Man s Lands, where he traced the locations in the Odyssey around the current day Mediterranean Marozzi uses Herodotus as a starting point for trips to places included in Herodotus work, but there s less emphasis on Herodotus and on the modern day I learned too much about the author s view of Baghdad in 2004, in the middle of the Iraqi insurgency, than I did about what Herodotus wrote about Babylon, th [...]


    4. When I was a freshman, we all had to sign up for a course designed just for freshman So, being in my classics stage, I signed up for a class on Herodotus I didn t have a clue There were I think only six people in the class which is the smallest class I ve ever been in including grad school The professor was elderly and used to fall asleep sometimes when we sat in a circle I still don t have a clue But I remember how odd Herodotus seemed This book seemed odder perhaps because his leaping about wa [...]


    5. I enjoyed The Way of Herodotus, and thought it was a good introduction to Herodotus Histories, since I have never read them in the entirety.The same book was issued in Britain as The Man Who Invented History Travels With Herodotus.I liked author Justin Marozzi s attempt to follow in Herodotus philosophical footsteps, even when he did not follow exactly in his geographical footsteps The only part I felt was a bit jarring was a chapter on Iraq that became an anti American tirade Given Herodotus se [...]


    6. Herodotus is a person I have heard of before The Father of History , but have never actually read his work After enjoying The Way of Herodotus, I feel as if I now know the man, Herodotus, and the highlights of his works As author Justin Marozzi follows the path of Herodotus travels to Egypt, Greece, Turkey and other lands, the reader has a chance to come to know these places both as they were in Herodotus time and as they are now I generally don t enjoy travel writing, but this was a most enjoya [...]


    7. I picked up this book to read for research purposes as I had read Herodotus Histories This is a wonderful compendium to the Histories and pays due homage to the first travel and history writer.I am fan of Herodotus and thought the treatment by his predecessors and scholars was unfair Justin Marozzi s does well to dismiss the antagonist views with his unique perspective and in following in Herodotus steps He also highlights the uniqueness of Herodotus storytelling and points out many factual elem [...]


    8. As a modern travelogue and observation of the various cultures Marozzi encounters on his journey, this is a light, entertaining read Not so entertaining is Marozzi s handling of Herodotus himself Admittedly working with a daunting dearth of information, Marozzi settles for making far too much of Herodotus seamier side, cackling on for pages over every innuendo and double entendre, chuckling over every Herodotean editorial.Useful mainly as an introduction to the actual text of Herodotus, and thus [...]


    9. I had a very hard time finishing this book The topic is interesting but the author s writing is very dry with little to no humor I did not care for the author s style of writing, but the locations were beautifully described and well researched.


    10. Favorite book so far this year Can t report at the moment due to there is a cat sitting on my left arm, making computing difficult.


    11. I bought this book 4 years ago and took it with me on an extended trip to Turkey this spring I enjoyed reading it on the road, although I was not near most of the places Marozzi traveled to with Herodotus.He starts first in Cambridge, England with a discursive narrative about his own education and how he came to study history at all and came to Herodotus indirectly that way Herodutus he writes The thing about Herodotus, and it was years before I discovered this, he doesn t really feature on hist [...]


    12. An interesting tour around the eastern Mediterranean by an historian retracing the steps of Herodotus The author has a few annoying habits, including a rather old fashioned attitude to women, who tend to be described and judged first and foremost in terms of their attractiveness regardless of their qualifications or what they have to say He also indulges himself in both florid prose and pointless imaginings, trying to describe scenes of Herodotus private life about which he can t possibly know a [...]


    13. This book has very little to do with Herodotus and a lot about travel writing and whether history plus travel writing equals truth Once I figured that out, the book was okay, although I found some of the author s rabbit trails interesting than others I particularly appreciated the introduction to Sir Patrick Leigh Fermor, who is described as a writer and and Second World War Hero I am looking forward to reading his books I enjoyed the section on Greece the most perhaps because it was at the end [...]


    14. Just started this, I did a little Herodotus at school but he always struck me as being a bit, shall we say, fantastical, in his history , but to discover he was meticulous in his research and often right in his pronouncements on customs and origins of ancient cultures is very interesting Whether this book will provide good context or skim a little over the surface remains to be seen, and Marozzi loves his purple prose a little too much for my liking, but its helping while away the time on my com [...]


    15. I must admit that I found this book hard going and left it for a while to read a Philippa Gregory for light relief It did make Herodotus seem an interesting man worth knowing about and some of the anecdotes, particularly the ones taken from Herodotus s Histories made a good read However this was off set by other parts that I found slow and rather tedious Altogether the book was too disjointed and the theme of following Herodotus s travels failed to hold the various parts together for me Perhaps [...]


    16. This travelogue introduces the reader to both history and the recording of travels Although there has been much discussion as to the veracity of Herodotus writings, if you allow yourself to be drawn into the adventure, you will be inspired to continue to search history for other observations that will capture your fancy Somehow I feel that Robert Byron must have read Herodotus before writing The Road to Oxiana Be aware, this is not a translation of Herodotus, but a journey attempting to walk in [...]


    17. The author looks at some of the themes of Herodotus through the modern day context in Egypt, Greece and Turkey He travels to some of the key locations mentioned in the Histories meeting various characters that have their own take on Herodotus This is an accessible and in some parts humorous approach introduction to the original text Aspects of the book point to an author who was possibly going through a bit if a mid life crisis though.


    18. A great book Chatty, informative, fun, and rewarding just like Herodotus A friend in Grad School had the classic question for his Oral Comps for the PhD Which do you prefer, Herodotus or Thucydides as a historian He choose Herodotus, even though his adviser did not like it Tim still got his Phud Tim was also famous for not being able to go into Canada because of his pro IRA bumper stickers


    19. I got bored I thought it would be about history and less about modern travel my fault than the author s What is his fault, though, is how much this guy LOVES Herodotus I came into the book liking him, too, and having had a rewarding experience reading The Histories, but Marozzi almost inspired a Herodotus backlash in me by so relentlessly propagandizing the man.


    20. A rousing tale of travelling alongside the man who invented history Full its fair share of digressions and debauchery, Marozzi manages to emulate Herodotus in every way possible You feel the emotional highs and lows of his journey through the Mediterranean the spirit of Herodotus watches over you as you read If you weren t on Team Herodotus, you will be after reading this book.


    21. I have the feeling that both Herodotus and author Marozzi would make excellent traveling companions knowledgeable, tolerant, and highly curious I enjoyed retracing Herodotus journeys, learned quite a lot about past and present day issues and cultures, and was sorry when this book came to an end


    22. The premise behind this book seemed pretty good at the time writer tracing the steps of Herodotus I thought it could not fail However, the text is extremely dry, full of a lot of digressions and I don t mean that in a good way , and overall, the book failed to hold my interest after two chapters or so If you want the Herodotus experience, just go back and read Herodotus.


    23. Trite statement I liked this book It s an offbeat approach to travel writing that also combines an educational bent with some terrific wordsmithing However, if you don t have much of a classical background, you might want to consider passing on it.


    24. Chatty but erudite guide to the world of the ancient Greek historian, who remains surprisingly topical Marozzi is a charming companion, never bogs down in too much detail while sharing his enthusiasms.


    25. It s neither my favorite nor what I expected the only point I like is what author wrote about Herodotus as an anthropologist and I see his book is about the traditions and culture of people and nations not just about their wars and kings.


    26. I read this as a modern day historical footsteps adventure, which didn t work out as well as I d hoped the book is loaded with references to and examples of Herodotus writings, which didn t hold my interest I d certainly recommend the book for those interested in The Classical World.


    27. The author follows in the footsteps of the Father of History Herodotus A wonderful read I couldn t put it down and read it in one day Time flew A lovely chapter on Patrick Leigh Fermor A great book for historians and for the lovers of classic Greek history.


    28. The way I like my travel books witty, bawdy, and informative I learned everything I ll ever need to know about Herodotus, WHILE feeling like I was traveling through the Middle East Lovely.


    29. Rambling hero worship, many of the topics only connected with the subject matter by drawing the longest of bows Needed robots.



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