A History of the World (Paperback)
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Paperback 640 Pages / Published: 06/06/2013
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Our understanding of world history is changing, as new discoveries are made on all the continents and old prejudices are being challenged. In this truly global journey Andrew Marr revisits some of the traditional epic stories, from classical Greece and Rome to the rise of Napoleon, but surrounds them with less familiar material, from Peru to the Ukraine, China to the Caribbean. He looks at cultures that have failed and vanished, as well as the origins of today's superpowers, and finds surprising echoes and parallels across vast distances and epochs.

A History of the World is a book about the great change-makers of history and their times, people such as Cleopatra, Genghis Khan, Galileo and Mao, but it is also a book about us. For `the better we understand how rulers lose touch with reality, or why revolutions produce dictators more often than they produce happiness, or why some parts of the world are richer than others, the easier it is to understand our own times.'

Fresh, exciting and vividly readable, this is popular history at its very best.

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781447236825
Number of pages: 640
Weight: 487 g
Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 41 mm
Edition: Unabridged edition

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“Excellent; much more informative than TV series”

I've just finished reading the book after watching the TV series & what a wonderful difference. The book covers in considerable detail so many peoples, places, cultures - all told with reasons for... More

Paperback edition
29th December 2012
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“Good General History Book”

A History of the World was a major series for the BBC and this is the tie in book, written by Andrew Marr.

The series had eight episodes, and this book has eight substantial chapters, It has the broad brushstrokes of... More

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19th June 2013
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