5% done with A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century

This is the second book by Tuchman I’ve read – The Guns of August being the other.

I like her no-nonsense methodology; she cuts straight to the facts, dismisses pedantry, is interested in the unusual and is people oriented. She can be very dense at times but she expects a lot from her reader.

I like that she looks at the century through the eyes of one central figure (a unique approach).