A Little History of the World by E. H. Gombrich & Clifford Harper

A Little History of the World

By E. H. Gombrich & Clifford Harper

  • Release Date: 2008-10-07
  • Genre: World
Score: 4.5
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Description

E. H. Gombrich’s bestselling history of the world for young readers tells the story of mankind from the Stone Age to the atomic bomb, focusing not on small detail but on the sweep of human experience, the extent of human achievement, and the depth of its frailty. The product of a generous and humane sensibility, this timeless account makes intelligible the full span of human history. In forty concise chapters, Gombrich tells the story of man from the stone age to the atomic bomb. In between emerges a colorful picture of wars and conquests, grand works of art, and the spread and limitations of science. This is a text dominated not by dates and facts, but by the sweep of mankind’s experience across the centuries, a guide to humanity’s achievements and an acute witness to its frailties.

Reviews

  • Essential

    5
    By James Zatolokin
    One of the best books I've ever read. A clear, concise overview of man's history as told to a child but certainly equally enjoyable for adults, if not more so. I shall return to it often.
  • Excellent!

    5
    By Sabritas52
    Couldn't put it down.
  • Excellent

    5
    By Emmet Aloysius
    History written as a story so thoroughly enjoyable for learning and for pleasure reading. A good book for classroom use or at home, casual reading. I will now look for other books by Gombrich...EAF

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