This book was a good overview and made me interested to look up further information - which I believe was the main point of it. However, there were a few things that I thought could have stood improvement. The maps were excellent - but the way they were bound cut off some of the inner parts of the page. Some of the choices of how much detail to include were erratic. Sometimes it felt like a lot of names and dates were being thrown out there without context, and sometimes it felt like things were truly and overview. Overall, I'm glad I read it.