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From Then to Now by Christopher  Moore
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Dec 18, 11

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At 184 pages, it is indeed a short history of the world. Moore begins with the hunter gatherers of 50,000 years ago and brings readers up to date. What's always interesting with books like these is to see what the author chooses to leave out of the narrative and it's obviously quite a bit. Moore does make a noble effort to include African, east Asian, Middle Eastern, and pre-Columbian history here, but the emphasis is still slanted toward western civilization. Considering the monumental task of trying to write a condensed world history for young people, Moore's effort is an admirable one.

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