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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (464 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: H. G. Wells Narrator: Bernard Mayes Publisher: Craig Black Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Having coined the phrase “the war that will end war,” H. G. Wells was disillusioned by the World War I peace settlement. Convinced that humanity needed to awaken to the instability of the world order and remember lessons from the past, the author of numerous science fiction classics set out to write about history. Wells hoped to remind mankind of its common past, provide it with a basis for international patriotism, and guide it to renounce war. The work became immensely popular, earning him world renown and solidifying his reputation as one of the most influential voices of his time.

Topics range from the world before man and the first living things to civilizations, religions, wars, and everything in between. Wells truly covers the whole of human history.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Loren | 1/19/2014

    " Even though the history is technically out of date; I enjoy reading what H.G. Wells had set out to do with his history and how it tries very had not to be euro-centric. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Liz | 10/28/2013

    " Will read more of when I get a good copy to own. Wells would write that sentence better. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Chris K | 9/13/2013

    " The best historial narrative I've ever read. Ever. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Harry | 7/14/2013

    " An interesting survey of world history with Wells' biases. "

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