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The Outline of History, Vols. I and II by H.G. Wells
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Dec 23, 2010

really liked it

Although dated by the ongoing march of knowledge, it is still enjoyable to read Wells' writing and his different perspectives on historical events and figures. His passages on Buddha, Jesus and Muhammad are insightful and against the grain. The writing tends to weaken considerably near the end of WWI, and when another writer picked up the tale in WWII, all the British colonial biases began to seep in to the story. But his emphasis on the human race evolving into a community of will is dead on and we still face challenges in reaching that destination.
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