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H.G. Wells’ A Short History of the World 1946 – Watts


Title: A Short History of the World
Author: H.G. Wells
Publisher: Watts
Publication Date: 1946
Format: Hardback
Condition: This book is in good condition for its age other than some minor signs of wear.

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Reader's note

A gem among a bounty of stunning vintage books and classic novels on our online used bookstore. ‘This Short History of the World is meant to be read straightforwardly almost as a novel is read. It gives in the most general way an account of our present knowledge of history, shorn of elaborations and complications.’ This utterly compelling and carefully constructed account of the evolution of life and the development of the human race, surmises the important points of our history into a short digestible read. Wells writes about the origins of the Earth and early history such as the Neolithic era and the Golden Age of Athens all the way up to the Industrial Revolution and outcome of the First World War.