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A Little History of the World

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  • Posted January 13, 2009

    What a great read!

    This book shuld be requied reading for all kids and even though I am not one I thoroughly enjoyed Mr. Gombrich fascinating tale of our history highlighting the important accomplishments and the inhumane moments. Especially in these tense world times this book is a great reminder of how intolerance and hate have gotten us into trouble throughout history and how we can learn from past mistakes. The only way we can evolve our world where all of the people contained live in peace is through tolerance of one another. Funny thing is Christianity and Islam were founded on those very principles as you will learn in this book - how far we've deviated from these ideals is saddening.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2013

    The World at a Glance

    This man covers a brief area of history in record time. His publisher asks him to do the same for ALL history. He employs his entire family. They write a little history of the world (in record time). Not only is it informative (filled with lots of unknown facts) but because it is so concise, it is actually an entertaining history of the world. Thoroughly enjoyable.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2009

    Great Book

    I found this book on the recommended school summer reading table. This is one of the best little history books I've read. It is written as if the author is telling you a story. I learned little facts that I didn't know. This is an easy, fun, and interesting read. It is really good for the kid who doesn't like to read, but is required to do some summer reading. It is also good for anyone looking for a good book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2009

    View from a young reader.

    I gave this to my 15 year old grandaughter and here is her response:

    "The book is magnificent! The way the author portrays his thoughts and research is very conversational. It makes the book very easy to understand and to remember. I am taking a World History course in the fall so this is perfect preparation for that."

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 29, 2014

    Very good recap of history prior to World War 2

    If you wanted to know about the history of the world prior to World War 2, this would be an excellent starter audio book. The original book was written shortly after World War 2.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2014

    Good Book

    It is a good book although it has wrong info

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  • Posted January 30, 2010

    Just because it is on a table with adult books doesn't mean it is for adults

    I thought this was going to be like "A People's History," but it is clearly for children.

    0 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 1, 2009

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    Wonderful

    A very nice and lightly informative read. I could see myself reading this to my young son and daughter and that was the goal for the author. <BR/>It is a short, little story of world history but very, very enlightening. It leaves you with wanting to investigate on your own and learn more stories. I recommend it.

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