A Short History of the World

H. G. Wells

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A Short History of the World is a book by H. G. Wells, first published in 1922. It is a history book that provides a broad overview of human history, from the origins of the earth to the end of World War I. The book covers a wide range of topics, including the origins of life, the rise of civilizations, the development of science and technology, and the impact of war and imperialism. It is written in a popular and accessible style, and is intended to provide readers with a broad understanding of the major events and trends in human history. The book was endorsed by Albert Einstein and was also banned by the Francoist government in Spain in 1940 for showing socialist inclinations, attacking the Catholic Church, and giving a view of the Spanish Civil war that didn't sit right with Francisco Franco.

This book has 106,407 words, 195 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1922.

Production notes: This edition of A Short History of the World was published by Global Grey on the 2nd July 2021, and updated on the 19th January 2023. The artwork used for the cover is 'Battle of Alexander versus Darius' by Pietro da Cortona.

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