Sunday, January 8, 2012

A review about 'A Little History of the World'.

I've just read this book and I want to talk about it with you. The book is written by Ernest H. Gombrich, the book haven't many pages is thought for teenagers but anyone will enjoy and learn this books thanks to the informal style of the author.

It goes through all civilizations (Egyptian, Roman, Babylonian, Phoenician, Huns, Chineses, Aztec, European, Celtic and a long etc.). Definitively a didactic and easy reading book. I gave it a 9/10 perhaps it deserves a 10/10 save that at some passages the author heads to a German public besides the book just contemplate until the second World War.

It covers all the history, well narrated, with drawings, very didactic, for all the ages, absence of a very academic language. At the last chapter the author narrates second World War, becoming converted this chapter in a poetical shout and heartbreaking.


  1. its always heart breaking but if it wasnt no one would remember ;)

  2. yeah but it still happened again and again and again. Rowanda, the Bosnia Croatia wars, Pol Pot, etc.

  3. might have to look into this one, i do enjoy history...

  4. Sounds like something everyone should read. It is on my list.