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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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A Little History of the World by E. H. Gombrich (1936)

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have the original German language edition also
  kevinkear | Aug 18, 2014 |
have english version as well
  kevinkear | Aug 18, 2014 |
history, reference, world, culture
  MudHutMama | Aug 17, 2014 |
This is a great overview of history. The focus is on Europe but realistically to ask for whole world coverage would be asking for a book three times the size. This is readable and never gets bogged down in detail, so it provides an excellent starting point for anyone trying to get to grips with the events of the past. ( )
  janglen | Jan 30, 2014 |
A very poetic view of history. The author does an excellent job of not getting too caught up in historical details and dates. As do most Western accounts, however, Gombrich largely neglects Asia, Africa, and the Americas.
  ftong | Jul 9, 2013 |
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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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