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Short Synopsis
There is an increasing realization that our knowledge of world history—and how it all fits together—is far from perfect. Christopher Lascelles aims to fill the big gaps in our historical knowledge with a book that is accessible and assumes little prior knowledge of past events.

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There is an increasing realization that our knowledge of world history—and how it all fits together—is far from perfect. Here, Christopher Lascelles aims to fill the big gaps in our historical knowledge with a book that is easy to follow and assumes little prior knowledge of past events. He doesn't aim to come up with groundbreaking new theories on why things occurred, but rather gives a broad overview of the generally accepted version of events so that non-historians will feel less ignorant when discussing the past.

While this book explores world history from the Big Bang to the present day, it principally covers key people, events, and empires since the dawn of the first civilizations in and around 3500 BC. Epic in scope but refreshingly concise, A Short History of the World is an excellent place to start to bring your historical knowledge up to scratch.

"Epic in scope but refreshingly concise, A Short History of the World is expertly narrated in this complete and unabridged audio book by Guy Bethell and very highly recommended for personal, school, and community library audio book collections." ---Midwest Book Review

"A clearly written, remarkably comprehensive guide to the greatest story on Earth - man's journey from the earliest times to the modern day. Highly recommended." ---Dan Jones, author of The Plantagenets: The Kings Who Made England

"Just what we all wanted but were too scared to ask for: everything that ever happened in one digestible, readable book." ---Matt Ridley, author

"Christopher Lascelles's gem of compression, elegantly read by Guy Bethell in what sounds like the voice of Father Time himself, is like a fresh coat of paint in a badly lit room." ---AudioFile
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A Short History of the World

Author Christopher Lascelles

Narrated by Guy Bethell

Publication date Sep 27, 2016

Running time 7 hrs 21 min

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