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Short History of the World CB


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Geoffrey Blainey, one of Australia s most prominent historians, held a chair at Harvard in the early 1980s and taught for many years at the University of Melbourne. He is the recipient of Australia s highest honor, Companion in the Order of Australia. He lives near Melbourne.


A unique achievement.--Jacques Barzun
A master story teller...[the book] grips and entertains...educates and be savored and possessed, not merely read.--Roger Kimball
A delightful read, gracefully written, and full of odd and interesting pieces of information as well as thoughtful comparisons.--William L. O'Neill, Professor of History, Rutgers University; author of "Coming Apart"

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