A Little History of the World (Hardcover)
Yale University Press, 9780300108835, 284pp.
Publication Date: October 1, 2005
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Praise For A Little History of the World…
"Imagine the full story of human habitation on our planet being told in such flowing prose that you want to read it out loud. If you can''t imagine that, read A Little History of the World and experience it!"—Patricia S. Schroeder, President and CEO of the Association of American Publishers and Former U.S. Representative from Colorado
-Patricia S. Schroeder
“The true fairy tale of the evolution of mankind.”—Die Zeit
“This ‘little history’ has aged amazingly well.”
"Witty, clear-eyed and humane, tells the sweeping story of humankind in 40 short and fascinating chapters . . ."— Susie Wilde, The News & Observer
"Gombrich accomplishes what many university-level Western Civilization classes cannot—a riveting account of events that shaped the world from the Stone Age to the 1930s, illustrating the relevance of history to current events. Teachers and schools should add this to their reading lists."—Claire Martin, The Denver Post
"A beautifully concise volume [that] will remind readers of any age that the past 5,000 years have been one big slugfest between darkness and enlightenment, unreason and reason."—Mary Ann Gwinn, Seattle Times
-Mary Ann Gwinn
"Magical, transporting. . . . A children''s history that adults will want to sneak off with and read on the sly."