Book Review: Attila: King of the Huns: The Man and the Myth

Attila: King of the Huns: The Man and the MythAttila: King of the Huns: The Man and the Myth by Patrick Howarth

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A woman asked me about a quarter into this book, “What is the one thing about Attila that I should care?” Now that I have finished, I still do not know the answer. Go read about Charlemagne, Chingis Khan, Julius Caesar, and/or William the Conqueror.

Like many other Dumb Americans, at the time I bought the book, I probably was thinking of the sack of Rome. That was a few decades earlier by Visigoths. Attila was late to the party.

The book is written well to set the stage. It explains the stories which have differing perspectives. But it is light on finding enough dots to make conclusions.

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