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5.0 out of 5 stars Provocative.
To compact an all encompassing subject matter into such a slim volume must have been a daunting task for Chris Brazier. I could only admire the way he makes the task appear so effortless. Brazier, of New Internationlist, wears his heart on his sleeve and the text is never less than provocative. He'll be criticised for his lack of neutrality but I actually quite enjoyed...
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1.0 out of 5 stars Don't read if you are a historian
If you read history because you enjoy an objective reflection then this is NOT the book for you.
Do buy this book if you enjoy reading the tabloid press.
A much better title is the H.G. Wells book
"A Short History of the World".
Published on 14 Nov. 2003 by Mr. David A. Warwicker


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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Provocative., 29 Jun. 2004
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To compact an all encompassing subject matter into such a slim volume must have been a daunting task for Chris Brazier. I could only admire the way he makes the task appear so effortless. Brazier, of New Internationlist, wears his heart on his sleeve and the text is never less than provocative. He'll be criticised for his lack of neutrality but I actually quite enjoyed this aspect of the book. I'm not a reader of New Internationlist nor particularly subscribe to its political stance but found his openness to be far less misleading than an 'objective' history. In fact, because it is written in such a lucid, humorous and spitting tone it made reading the text far more of an active process making me consider if I agreed or disagreed with the author. In turn, this made the book far more memorable. I bought the book becasue my knowledge of history didn't really account for the order and significance of events. It has helped me to think of history in context and also acted as an introduction to certain historical eras or larger volumes on World History.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant book, 24 Jan. 2011
Never has so much been explained in so few words. The great volume of history can be daunting if you want to understand the big picture. Here at last you can read the whole story in just one small gem of a book. Give it to everyone you know. Education education education!
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5.0 out of 5 stars There's more to history than you thought, 9 Jun. 2002
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There's more to history than they year george the 3rd was born, acceded and died, there's more than Henry 8th's 6 wives. Did you know that things went on In India before we 'discovered' it and everywhere else as well. Brazier has given a far more ballanced view of the world we live in, something you would never even knew existed if you'd done History at school!! Slightly oppinionated in places, the rest of it more than makes up for it - stick it in your dad's stocking at christmas
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5 of 21 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't read if you are a historian, 14 Nov. 2003
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If you read history because you enjoy an objective reflection then this is NOT the book for you.
Do buy this book if you enjoy reading the tabloid press.
A much better title is the H.G. Wells book
"A Short History of the World".
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