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The Story of the Human Race

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A biographical outline of history from Moses to Roosevelt.
Hardcover, 547 pages
Published 1937 by Garden City Publishing Company
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Aug 05, 2015 Henry Sturcke rated it liked it
Henry Thomas, born Henry Thomas Schnittkind, was in his young years a college teacher, but by the 1930s had shortened his name and become a successful author of popularizing works of history, including many volumes of a series of Living Biographies (coauthored by Dana Lee Thomas, who was, I believe, Henry's son). I read this one summer years ago. It was very readable, and delightfully subversive in its political views (could that have had something to do with leaving his teaching job? I'm curiou ...more
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I liked this book; It was very easy to read. I think he should have left out the last two chapters because it was sort of weird to read about things that happened a long time ago (WW1 and Hitler and Mussolini, for example) as if they were just now taking place.

He's definitely a pacifist and his take on history is a little different from the established dogma. I guess that's why the book isn't very popular.
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Henry Thomas Schnittkind (1886-1970) was the full name of the American author who also wrote under the pen name Henry Thomas. Highly educated, with a PhD from Harvard, his subjects ranged from mathematics and politics to biography and philosophy. In a Who's Who entry from the late 1930s, he listed his hobby as "education of the masses."
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