, January 01, 2010
As with Churchill's History of the English Speaking Peoples (Barnes and Noble ed.), this abridgment still got the point across. As with the Churchill edition, I plan to read the full version as soon as I finish Churchill's History of the Second World War (complete, 6 vols., I'm on Vol III). Anyone reading this or any other edition of the Gibbon should see clearly the slippery slope down which the United States is poised to slide (that being the most optimistic view I can take of it, having read and re-read Candide.).