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Great history book for adults too,
This review is from: A Little History of the World (Paperback)
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As a proud owner of Gombrich's famed art history book The Story of Art since the age of 16, I was very interested to read this book. Gombrich apparently decided to write his own history for young people after being sent a substandard one to translate and this book first appeared in 1935. Banned by the Nazis for being "too pacifist", the book has appeared in 25 languages. Towards the end of his life Gombrich planned a revision and a long overdue English translation and this is the edition now available. The book has beautiful engravings illustrating each chapter and is a joy to read. It is apparently designed to be read aloud but all the adult visitors I have had over the last few days grabbed it up and read it avidly. I am delighted to have this book in my history book collection.