A Little History of the World
Publish date: October 13th 2005
Publisher: Yale University Press
Pages no: 284
Edition language: English
, Non Fiction
, 20th Century
, World History
I've listened to the 8-CD audio of this twice in the car, as I have a young son who enjoyed it. I see many reviews that talk about how disappointed readers were that this seemed like it was for kids. It was. It was meant for children, so you have to look at it through that lens. I like the author's ...
Easy to read and written in a conversational tone, uncommon in history books, which works surprisingly well. Unfortunately, this book is way too biased and white-washed, and some of the "facts" (specially when it comes to more recent history) are presented with a one-sided view that sounds more like...
I can't recommend this much beyond the halfway point. Gombrich does a creditable job right up to the birth of Christ, but in my opinion the wheels fall off this book after the event. It's totally Eurocentric, Christian-slanted history. Very moving illustration of the old saw that history is written ...
In these big-fonted and illustrated 300 pages are comprised centuries of Human history. You’d think this would mean the book is terribly awful, but it’s not! It’s apparently a book written for children, which I hadn’t known when I started reading it. This made me judge it from a perspective of a lit...
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