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A Little History of the World by E.H. Gombrich
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Apr 25, 2010

really liked it
Read from April 25 to May 11, 2010

I was very sceptical when I picked this baby up. I thought it'd be mostly satire, and it turned out to be entirely devoid of satire. It was, in fact, a concise history of the whole dang world. For kids. So yeah, all kids who have read this book were smarter than me up till about last week.
Fantastic read, fantastic pace, fantastic storytelling.
Very, very humanistic, however. Not sure I would recommend it to my little buddies. (Look, I don't really have any grade school age freinds, but I hope to aquire some someday, alright?) Interesting to see what a stark humanist has to say about recent wars and Jesus. A good'n!

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