The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind

The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind

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by H. G. Wells
     
 

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Having coined the phrase "the war that will end war," H.G. Wells was disillusioned by the World War I peace settlement. Convinced that humanity needed to awaken to the instability of the world order and remember lessons from the past, the author of The Time Machine, The Invisible Man, and The War of the Worlds set about writing history. Wells

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Having coined the phrase "the war that will end war," H.G. Wells was disillusioned by the World War I peace settlement. Convinced that humanity needed to awaken to the instability of the world order and remember lessons from the past, the author of The Time Machine, The Invisible Man, and The War of the Worlds set about writing history. Wells hoped to remind mankind of its common past, provide it with a basis for international patriotism, and guide it to renounce war.

Wells described his million-word Outline of History, published in 1920, as a "huge toil," but the work became immensely popular, earning him world renown and solidifying his reputation as one of the influential voices of his time.

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ISBN-13:
2940027217266
Publisher:
The Macmillan Company
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

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