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The Story of Mankind by Hendrik Willem van Loon
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Jul 02, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: newbery-books, non-fiction
Read in July, 2001

I seriously liked this book when I read it as an eighteen-year-old. The history was straightforward and easy to understand. It made clear some things that I had never understood. I studied any history that took place before about 1500, so this made some connections clearer. What I didn't like was that it had been updated, and the updates had enough bias that a recent high school graduate could feel the slant. I realize that it is terribly difficult to write unbiased history, but it can be less biased.
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