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A Little History of the World

E. H. Gombrich, Caroline Mustill (Translator), Ralph Cosham (Read by)

Compact Disc

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Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (12/31/2005)
Paperback (10/7/2008)
Paperback (10/22/2013)
Hardcover (10/13/2005)
Hardcover (11/1/2011)
Audio Cassette (6/1/2006)
Audio Cassette (6/1/2006)
MP3 CD (6/1/2006)
Compact Disc (6/1/2006)


In 1935, with a doctorate in art history and no prospect of a job, twenty-six-year-old Ernst Gombrich was invited to attempt a history of the world for younger readers. Amazingly, he completed the task in an intense six weeks, and Eine kurze Weltgeschichte fur junge Leser was published in Vienna to immediate success. It is now an international bestseller and available in almost thirty languages across the world. 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. The product of a generous and humane sensibility, this timeless account makes intelligible the full span of human history.

Blackstone Audiobooks, 9780786172863

Publication Date: June 1, 2006