A Little History of the World

A Little History of the World

History , World History
Paperback Published on: 15/09/2008
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A Little History of the World
Can I give this a 6 star rating?
This is really one of my favourite books of all times. I love reading about history, because it helps you put things in perspective. "A Little History of t... READ MORE
Anne van Dam


The international bestseller: E. H. Gombrich’s sweeping history of the world, for the curious of all ages

“All stories begin with ‘Once upon a time.’ And that’s just what this story is all about: what happened, once upon a time.” So begins A Little History of the World, an engaging and lively book written for readers both young and old. Rather than focusing on dry facts and dates, E. H. Gombrich vividly brings the full span of human experience on Earth to life, from the stone age to the atomic age. He paints a colorful picture of wars and conquests; of grand works of art; of the advances and limitations of science; of remarkable people and remarkable events, from Confucius to Catherine the Great to Winston Churchill, and from the invention of art to the destruction of the Berlin Wall.

For adults seeking a single-volume overview of world history, for students in search of a quick refresher course, or for families to read and learn from together, Gombrich’s Little History enchants and educates.

  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 9780300143324
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Weight: 363g
  • Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 27 mm

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A Little History of the World
A Great Introduction to the World of History
Gombrich's epic text of the history of the world is a perfect starter for anyone vaguely interested in history, and the wonderful benefits it can bring to ... READ MORE
Alexander Ramsbottom
A Little History of the World
Brilliant book
I bought this book for my teenage grandson. It was recommended to me by a friend. I read her copy before ordering mine. I in turn, recommend this book t... READ MORE
A Little History of the World
Was bought this for my birthday as its a friends favourite book. I have NO interest in History, but found this book, informative, interesting and I couldnt... READ MORE
A Little History of the World
Good easy read about history
This is a good read, easily to follow, easy to remember imperative dates and influential and paramount characters throughout our history. Flows agreeably f... READ MORE
A Little History of the World
A Little History of the World
Possibly one the best books I have ever read. If you love history (and even if you don't love history) you'll love this book. Brings history to life in goo... READ MORE
James Cane
A Little History of the World
A Good Starting Point on World History
I found this a surprisingly interesting read. When I was younger, I found the whole topic of history to be quite bland/dry, mainly about british royal hist... READ MORE
Isla Scott