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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (451 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: J. M. Roberts Narrator: Frederick Davidson Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In the History of the World, Updated, J. M. Roberts has revised his monumental previous work, History of the World, taking into account the great range of discoveries that have altered our views on everything from early civilizations to post-Cold War globalism. Large portions of text have been rewritten, addressing events as recent as the relationship between the Arab and Western worlds in the wake of the September 11 attacks.

As in his previous work, this is also a book of extraordinary ambition, clarity, and style that follows the central notion that human history is the story of change, a deliberate shaping of experience and environment. Among the elements that have made the book uniquely appealing are its powerful vision and voice.

Roberts's book is exceptional in its genuinely global and comprehensive nature, showing the development of different civilizations through the ages, from our origins on the African savannah to A.D. 2002. Like no other book, it succeeds in conveying the staggering diversity of the human experience across a vast range of circumstances and habitats.

If there is one book anyone truly interested in history should hear, this is it. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by George Irwin | 1/14/2014

    " Basically a comprehensive guide to history. It's main fault is in its lack of energy, or interesting moments that give personality to history. This book won't make you fall in love with history, but it will give you some context and a timeline. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Dan | 11/20/2013

    " A good book to get a high level overview of important phases of history, or the entire history of man, if you so choose. But to read the whole thing would be dizzing. i just read the chapters on the "classical mediterranean," which includes Greece, Alexander the Great, Rome, and the fall of the empire to the barbarians. I also read the beginning chapters on how man evolved from apes to humans who build civilizations and the first civilizations, such as Sumer. I enjoy reading about the passage of vast swaths of time, like how it took hundreds of thousands of years for man to evolve, or how agriculture shows up in 10000 BC and it takes 7000 years for a real civilization to organize. If the US were to crumble in a hundred years, a future author writing a similarly expansive history book would barely devote a paragraph to the 300 years we've been around. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by David | 11/3/2013

    " This is a very good survey and has turned me on to reading more detailed histories from several eras. I really like this book "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by D. | 11/2/2013

    " why am i making a list of books i'm trying to finish instead of reading them? i don't understand this. but here I am. this is an overview of history. now that i'm past ancient and classical history, it is tending to be very white-o-centric and unabashedly pro-free market. but it is an overview, and I need an overview badly, so it'll do. i can't wait to read the new harry potter! "

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