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A work of outstanding breadth of scholarship and penetrating judgments. There is nothing better of its kind. (Jonathan Sumption, "Sunday Telegraph") Anyone who wants an outline grasp of history, the core of all subjects, can grasp it here. ("The Economist")
JM Roberts is also the author of THE PENGUIN HISTORY OF EUROPE and THE PENGUIN HISTORY OF THE 20TH CENTURY and was historical advisor to the BBC's A PEOPLE'S CENTURY. He lives in Somerset. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
An excellent overview of the history of the world from paleolithic times to 2001. JM Roberts has thoughtful incites into what makes human beings tick.Published 12 months ago by Katherine L. O'Neal
This book was bought as a present, it was the first history book that I read from cover to cover, as normally I would use a book as reference. Read morePublished 18 months ago by J PEARCE
I was hoping for a serious book which describes some facts from our history, but the majority of the 1200 pages are just the subjective thoughts of the author, with no specific... Read morePublished on 16 Nov. 2012 by peter_uk
Should be read by everyone, including dogs. I finished it with a tear in my eye and a lump in my throat. Bloody brilliant.Published on 28 Mar. 2012 by Margaret
The New Penguin History of the World by J.M. Roberts is an interesting book spanning the whole period of human civilisation from pre-history to the modern day. Read morePublished on 10 Jan. 2012 by HBH