I received this book for the purpose of a fair and honest review.
Overview: Everyone has heard of a common law. Of course, it’s usually in the terminology of a ‘common law marriage.’ So, how about a history lesson on the American and English laws?
Story Telling: This is a history book. And like all history books, the historian is just as important as the time frames included.
Dislikes: Here’s my problem, history is everyone’s story. Yet, most historians only give one particular point-of-view. This happens to be an atheistic, progressive viewpoint.
Also, just because something is in the public domain, it doesn’t mean that people will necessarily go look the items up. If you are going to refer to the American Founding Documents, then at least include those documents in an appendix.
Likes: It was fascinating to learn about Alfred the Great, Good Queen Bess, and some of the background of the Revolutionary War.
It was also neat to see how communistic the Puritans really were.
Favorite Section: That would be the Doom book of Alfred the Great, and the section on the United States.
Favorite Quote: There are two, one from Alfred the Great, and one from Thomas Payne. Here’s the first: “My will is to live worthily, and after my life, to leave to them who come after me a memory of my good works.”
And the one from Thomas Payne. “I prefer peace, but if trouble must come, let it come in my time, so my children can live in peace.”
Conclusion: This can be an interesting book. But, by now, you should know my motto: do your own research.