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A Little History of the World (original 1936; edition 2008)

by E. H. Gombrich, Clifford Harper (Illustrator)

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Title:A Little History of the World
Authors:E. H. Gombrich
Other authors:Clifford Harper (Illustrator)
Info:Yale University Press (2008), Paperback, 304 pages
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Lovely book. Written for children but a delight for adults too, even those (like me) who fancy they know their history. Some lyrical visual passages that make one elated at the thought of being part of this great narrative, a scope that suggests that history does make some kind of sense. Enjoyed the familiar bits (Roman Empire) as well as the less familiar (Holy Roman Empire). Got bit frustrated with his sub-Marxian picture of the Industrial Revolution as all bad news, but then forgave him when his Afterword apologised and adjusted the viewpoint. ( )
  vguy | Aug 30, 2016 |
Looked cute, was. Didn't finish the whole thing, but was fun! ( )
  BooksForDinner | Jan 27, 2016 |
Easy to understand and fun to read. ( )
  zhoud2005 | Sep 4, 2015 |
A wonderful introduction to a western oriented world history written for an older preteen audience. The last chapter is very interesting in that the author added this chapter for the English translation and it is 50 years more up to date and is focused changes that took place during the author's lifetime. Those events include WWII, holocaust, atomic bombs, etc. ( )
  joeydag | Jul 23, 2015 |
Very pleasant. Perhaps more optimistic than events warrant, but very pleasant indeed. ( )
  leandrod | Feb 10, 2015 |
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In 1935, with a doctorate in art history and no prospect of a job, the 26-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, and is now available in twenty-five 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 colourful 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.

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Superbly designed and freshly illustrated, this book tells the story of man from the stone age to the atomic bomb. What emerges is a colorful picture of wars and conquests, grand works of art, and the spread and limitations of science. Tells the story of man from the stone age to the atomic bomb.… (more)

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