A Little History of The World

by E.H. Gombrich Year Published: 2008

“In forty concise chapters, Gombrich tells the story of man from the Stone Age to the atomic bomb.  In between emerges a colorful picture of wars and conquests, grand works of art, and the spread and limitations of science.  This is a text dominated not by dates and facts, but by the sweep of mankind’s experience across the centuries, a guide to humanity’s achievements, and an acute witness to its frailties.”