3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Gives a marvellous sense of perspective on human existence,
This review is from: The New Penguin History of the World (Paperback)
This is a classic read - the story of all human endeavour since recorded time - and well written and entertaining too. Sometimes we get too embroiled in the trivia of our daily lives and books such as Roberts' History of the World help us realise that people have always faced difficulties and always will - it's how we face them that matters. What work of fiction could compare with the grand panoply of human history? A great achievement and a fitting legacy for a great historian. Recommended.