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A History of Civilization

3.38  ·  Rating Details ·  16 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Two-volume, college-level textbook on the history of Western civilization.
Hardcover, 656 pages
Published 1960 by Prentice-Hall
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Werner
Apr 02, 2008 Werner rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Anyone who wants a good overview of the history of Western civilization
Recommended to Werner by: It was a required textbook in one of my college classes
Shelves: history
Note, June 13, 2015: I edited this review just now to correct a misspelled word.

Most of my required textbooks in high school and college didn't make any significant impression on me, and I never bothered to remember the titles or the author's names. This one, though, was different --perhaps mostly because I was fascinated by the subject matter, but also because the authors presented it in an engaging way. (There are undoubtedly later editions; as near as I can tell, though, this one would have b
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Tamara
Nov 03, 2013 Tamara rated it really liked it
Shelves: history, nonfiction
My parents gave me volume one many, many years ago. I've moved it from Texas to Europe to Georgia, Florida and California. It's one book I won't let go -- a good, introduction to world history. It has served me well and I always find something new in it. Great for dipping-in or doing a little background research. Someday I'm going to find volume two
Timothy Boyd
Feb 04, 2016 Timothy Boyd rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An exceptionally good history course book. Very well laid out chapters and easy to read text. Very good use of pictures and illustrations also. Very recommended
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