History Begins at Sumer: Thirty-Nine Firsts in Recorded History - Samuel Noah Kramer I skimmed it because it was rather Hebrew-Centric. I would have read it more carefully had there been some depth and meat to it, and there was, in a few places, but I just couldn't get into the side-projects of his. It's fun the first time you pick up a mythology and tie it to another to do a little skirt lifting, but it's another thing to base a whole book upon said skirt-lifting because, apparently, no reader in their right minds could attempt to understand such a culture without having to be hand-held by way of the one they grew up in.
Oh well.