History of the World (Updated) by J. M. Roberts audiobook

History of the World (Updated)

By J. M. Roberts
Read by Frederick Davidson

Blackstone Publishing 9780199936762

Unabridged

Format: MP3 CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9780786188222

  • ISBN: 9781470821166

Runtime: 54.78 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

In his monumental History of the World, J. M. Roberts delivered a powerful vision of human history as a story of change, a deliberate shaping of experience and environment. This revised and updated edition takes into account the great range of events and discoveries that have altered our views on everything from early civilizations to post–Cold War globalism. Large portions of the text have been rewritten.

Roberts' view of history is exceptional in its global and comprehensive nature as it shows the development of different civilizations through the ages, from our origins on the African savannah to the modern world in the wake of the 2001 terrorist attacks. Like no other book, this History of the World succeeds in conveying the staggering diversity of the human experience.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Epic yet readable.” Philadelphia Inquirer
“Roberts is wise as well as witty…Anyone who wants an outline grasp of history, the core of all subjects, can grasp it here.” Economist
“Intelligently organized, insightful, and balanced, it makes a fine addition to any library.” Christian Science Monitor
“Roberts presents the human story in a style that is easy to absorb…Useful to both students and the general reader with an interest in history.” Library Journal

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Reviews

Author

Author Bio: J. M. Roberts

Author Bio: J. M. Roberts

J. M. Roberts (1928–2003) was born in England and educated at Oxford. After National Service, he returned to Oxford as a fellow. He held posts in the United States at Princeton and Columbia universities, among others. He was general editor of The New Oxford History of England and authored several influential books of history.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : MP3 CD, Playaway
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 54.78
Audience: Adult
Language: English