7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
A good book but too advanced for beginners.,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Penguin History of the World (Paperback)
I got this book in order to have a general knowledge of history, but I had to quit near the midst (I changed to "History of World Civilizations" -Prentice Hall- and did well ). The author tries to be very objective and is bold in its approach, demystifying some current historical conclusions when necessary. The book lacks photographs and is in black and white (like a novel), it features some maps. A good book to improve your knowledge of world history but not to start with (a high-school level , which I didn't have, is enough though). It exists in Audiobook unabridged too (an older edition, Blackstone Audio Books, Inc.). This review is about the third edition.