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A Little History of the World by E.H. Gombrich
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Nov 19, 2009

really liked it
Read in November, 2009

This book caught me a little by surprise. In a moment of inspiration I requested a history book for my birthday in the hope of piecing together the evolution of mankind. I specifically requested the Times complete history of the world - a fantastic encylopedia of facts and figures which appeals to my mathematical side. But I got given this book as well. And having read it, I am very pleased for the additional birthday gift. It is written in simple narrative and avoids going into too much detail on any single part of history - this is deliberately a light touch novel explaining the story of how we have arrived at the current time. I feel as a result I can better piece things together and will now return to the more complex and detailed facts and figures of the encylopedia.

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