blame it on the rain

No, not the Milli Vanilli song, but this book:

This book is many, many small chapters on how weather has changed the course of history.  Since the time span is from ancient to present and it takes place all over the world, some parts were right up my alley and some I skimmed over.  The main theme of this book is that it is SUPER COLD in Russia, so if you attack Russia, the weather will kill you.  Deserves to be said again, since no one heeds this lesson.

The only downside was that it felt like there was no editing.  In some chapters she would explain something she had already exlained previously.  Otherwise it was pleasant, and a good commuting read since every 4 pages was a new story!

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