Mankind: The Story of All of Us
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Mankind: The Story of All of Us

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A companion book to the History Channel series, "The History of Mankind" covers the worldwide history of human beings.
ebook, 448 pages
Published October 1st 2012 by Running Press Book Publishers
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Andi Kuncoro
This is our story, our legacy. After I read this book, I realize that we do not inherit our civilization from our ancestor, unless we borrow it from our children.
Jennifer Bieniek
Can't get enough of this book! The story itself plus the sidebars are truly fascinating. A must-have for any history buff!
I have a confession to make. I think I've forgotten about 95% of all the information I learned during history classes in school. That's why I decided to read this book, but it didn't help much. The chapters are somewhat disjointed and rely on previous knowledge of the subject. I think this book is definitely better than others covering the same broad scope of history, but it wasn't a good fit for me.
Jo * Smut-Dickted *
This is a fascinating series running currently on The History Channel. My daughter and I are addicted. The book is a great companion - and we've been reading pieces as we go along. It provides more depth to what is shown in the series - and it's the kind of book that you can pick up and read parts without any issue. There are lots of pictures. It is not dry at all and was a great purchase!
Eric Zulueta
A very interesting - and quite readable - book on the history of the world. The author follows the same tact as the tv series with more information in the form of sidebars thrown in..

The book deals with links between events - so those looking for huge sections dealing with the world wars will be sorely disappointed. :)

Highly recommended!
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I watched the series then read the book. The book does a better job at explaining the historical significance of the side stories.
Very informational book, but also very interesting. Over all, it's excellent!
Great book! Movie is terrific as well.
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