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A Little History of the World

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In simple, vivid prose, Gombrich surveys the human past from pre-history to his own time. Lucky children will have this book read to them. Intelligent adults will read it for themselves and regain contact with the spirit of European humanism at its best.--Anthony Grafton, Wall Street Journal


"This is an unusual work for Yale: a children's history originally published 70 years ago. But it is a work one can quickly come to love. . . . Using vivid imagery, storytelling and sly humor, [Gombrich] brings history to life in a way that adults as well as children can appreciate. The book displays a breadth of knowledge."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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

“Brilliant, irresistible: a wonderful surprise,” – Philip Pullman

The product of a generous and humane sensibility, this timeless account makes intelligible the full span of human history.

In forty concise chapters, Gombrich tells the story of man from Stone Age to the atomic bomb. He paints a colourful 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.

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.

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 A Little History of the World both enchants and educates.