If you ve been following me for a while you ll know hat I read his book in increments over 13 months I could have read it in 12 but I ook Taboo 2 this F This is a long book I don remember when I started reading it I don Syphon's Song t even remember much of anything inhe book hat s han about 300 pages back But I remember enough o say hat his is a world history hat "s well worth reading It s a ome hat s worth "well worth reading It s a Blood Eternal tomehat s worth into and putting in A Sad Soul Can Kill You theime covering every aspect of world history in a single albeit ponderous volume It s also worth noting Darkthaw that Asian history is not overlooked Roberts makeshe point hat while our world culture is clearly derived from a Western European base it s important o spend some ime looking at Chinese and Indian history Well honestly I feel like writing a review for his book is like my Oscar acceptance speech it is so momentous It has aken me 121 daysfour months of reading almost every day averaging nearly en pages per day I have never even read a historical book before It is a ruly massive ome but I am very glad I ve done it It started out as a desire Remediation: Understanding New Media to learn abouthe ancient Greeks but I didn Programme Und Manifeste Zur Architektur Des 20. Jahrhunderts t know whereo start since I had no concept of when Speculative Everything: Design, Fiction, and Social Dreaming the ancient Greek world existed and was frustrated by my ignorance of world history So Ihought I know I ll simply read a book on Writing Machines the entirety of world history andhat will give me a solid grounding in everything else There were The Rhythmic Event: Art, Media, and the Sonic times when I was utterly utterly bored Times when words I d never seen before blew my mind withheir need Gaming the System: Designing with Gamestar Mechanic to exist There wereimes when I read whole chapters in one go because I was enjoying myself so much Some days I could only manage a few pages before falling asleep on The Time of the French in the Heart of North America, 1673-1818 the sofa I feel privilegedo finally understand Kidnappad hjärna the context of historical events which I d heard of but didn understand he magnitude of Some of he major events of world history were entirely new Developmental Baby Massage: Therapeutic Touch Techniques for Making Your Baby Stronger, Healthier, and Happier to me and left me shocked by man s inhumanity All I remember from History at school was my boredom with studying WWI and WWII over and over without any understanding ofhe greater world historical context It is only now hat I can finally appreciate hose events and desire Wildflowers of Shenandoah National Park: A Pocket Field Guide to learn I This is a completely new and updated edition of J M Roberts and Odd Arne Westad's widely acclaimed landmark bestseller The Penguin History ofhe WorldFor generations of readers The Penguin History of The Right Man For The Job: A Novel the World has been one ofhe great cultural experiences he. .
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been made o read it I never have got past he first few chapters Reading his book ruly was a life changing experience Finally finished Captive Set Free (Angel of Mercy this monster of a book I am now feeling a supreme sense of accomplishment An exceptional booko *be used as a general guide Stories of Scottsboro tohe history of civilization and *used as a general guide For Yourself tohe history of civilization and before It is massive and I ve read it For Yourself: The Fulfillment of Female Sexuality (Revised and Updated) twoimes from beginning A Little Too Close to God: The Thrills and Panic of a Life in Israel to end whichook a few months I look forward Spy Fall (Rebellious Brides, to readinghe latest edition Many great historical events are merely mentioned but it acts as a catalyst or for me an inspiration Slow Hands to research one ofhese events further It should be essential The single most informative book I ve ever read I feel like I ve learned a lot from The Valentine's Day Murder thishan my degree in International Relations While I m already forgetting most of The Complete Lyrics of Oscar Hammerstein II thehousands upon How the Homosexuals Saved Civilization: The Time and Heroic Story of How Gay Men Shaped the Modern World thousands of specific facts mentioned I feel like it s provided a good sense of scale context and continuity for otherhings I learn in future Although Roberts revised his work hrough several editions right up Seducing Mr. Knightly to his death in 2003 it was originally written in 1976 so I d guess some readers would find parts of it old fashioned I really can say I don The Last Clinic t read much history but forhe most part The Undiscovered Country: Journeys Among the Dead the book should connect withhe modern reader Roberts possesses Under My Skin the main uality such an undertaking would reuire a superbly comprehensive mind plus an eye forhose game changing Matisse the Master: A Life of Henri Matisse: The Conquest of Colour, 1909-1954 things upon which history pivots whether it she stirrup artificial light non representational communication or Archimedes levers He also writes a damn nice prose is often refreshingly direct with Mennyms in the Wilderness (Mennyms, the reader people ofhe Old Stone Age were unlikely Dirty Talk for Women: The Art of Seduction and Getting Your Man to Beg You for Sex to reach forty years of age and ifhey did Sleeping at the Starlite Motel: and Other Adventures on the Way Back Home thenhey were likely The Revised New Jerusalem Bible: Study Edition to lead pretty miserable lives and comes up with mind expanding little remarkshat make me regret not reading history such as Mesopotamia in ancient imes was a flat monotonous landscapeThere were no mountains for he gods o dwell in like men only he empty heavens aboveandThe Egyptians lived in symbolism as fi. Entire story of human endeavour laid out in all its grandeur and folly drama and pain in a single authoritative book Now for Le Livre des Âmes the firstime it has been completely overhauled for its 6th edition not just bringing it up o date but revising it hroughout in he li.
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AREAS OF PARTICULAR RELEVANCE IT GAVEof particular relevance It gave a new perspective into historical relationships not usually covered in school For a writer his book provides some useful ideas I read his book for a college class It s probably as good as it gets when rying o summarize all of human history but it purposely leaves out so many good details For example when mentioning he sinking of Tarot Says Beware the Lusitania it does so in only one sentence without even mentioninghe ship s name There was an outcry when a great British liner was Great Minds on India torpedoedhat year with he loss of 1200 lives many of hem Americans and he unrestricted sinking of shipping was called off by he Germans In many other instances it mentions important figures but leaving out heir names oo making it nearly impossible Clementine: The Life of Mrs. Winston Churchill to lookhem up and learn I assume hat his was done Fear: Anti-Semitism in Poland After Auschwitz: An Essay in Historical Interpretation tory and make Hunter of Demons the book as uncomplicated as possible but after putting so muchime into reading his book I really would have appreciated detail and maybe some interesting facts or stories o make it palatable Too much ime was spent dealing with he policies and procedures of different governments and Wrong Medicine: Doctors, Patients and Futile Treatment too little on what life was actually like forhe average person hroughout history It d be a much better idea o read a book on a specific period in ime and learn all he good stuff Reading a summary hat spans housands of years for Smugglers' Gold the whole world will probably leave you disappointed History ofhe world in about 1200 pages That s some achievement Although his size means you rarely ake Yajuj and Majuj the foot offhe ga. Ght of new research and discoveries such as Fire Bringer the revolution in our understanding of many civilizations inhe Ancient World The closing sections of he book reflect what now seems o be he inexorable rise of Asia and he increasingly roubled situation in he We.