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5.0 out of 5 stars A vivid and comprehensive view of world history
This is the book that had such a powerful impact on Malcolm X. Its easy to see why. The history of the world is vividly outlined in an erudite and readable style. (Ever since I read ‘The Time Machine’ when I was sixteen, I have considered Wells to be the clearest writer of prose in the English language.) Wells takes us from the very beginning of life right up...
Published on 11 May 2003 by Penguin Egg

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2.0 out of 5 stars Just didn't work for me
I actually found this a difficult read, and I struggled to finish it.

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2.0 out of 5 stars Just didn't work for me, 14 July 2013
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I actually found this a difficult read, and I struggled to finish it.

Other people have rated it highly so perhaps it's just wasn't for me
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating, at times funny, a holes filler, 20 Mar 2001
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So many things you didn't know you don't know. It does seem a little bit weird to cover Earth's first Zillion years in 5 pages but it works. Wells' style is brilliant. The few last chapters are an amazing testimony of the atmosphere in the free world on the brink of succumbing to the dark rule of Nazi Germany.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A shoHistory of the world book, 5 Aug 2010
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A good book I sent to my son, who is in the army, arrived in a few days thank you, he loved it
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