The Columbia History of the World

The Columbia History of the World history book big book

  • Title: The Columbia History of the World
  • Author: John A. Garraty Peter Gay
  • ISBN: 9780880290043
  • Page: 412
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. John Arthur Garraty was an American historian and biographer He specialized largely in American political and economic history.Garraty earned an undergraduate degree from Brooklyn College in 1941 and completed his doctorate at Columbia University in 1948 During World War II, he served in the United States Merchant Marines as a swimming instructor He taught at Michigan State University for 12 years before joining the Columbia University History Department in 1959 Garraty also served as the president of the Society of American Historians He retired from teaching at Columbia in 1990.An author of many textbooks, Garraty s works include the college and high school history textbook The American Nation, later editions of which were co written with Mark C Carnes Among Garraty s other works were many biographies, and Garraty was one of the general editors of the American National Biography, a project which he completed in his retirement.

    2. I'm done with this book, which I've been reading a chapter at a time for the last several months, and I'd recommend this to anyone who wants to understand the themes and streams of history without getting bogged down in details. The book is divided into very concise chapters which could serve as jump-off points into deeper study of history. Of course, a book of this size has to paint details with a very broad brush, and the minutiae gets swept away. Like Gardner's "Art Through the Ages" or Grout [...]

    3. Fantastic: This book is ideal for anyone looking to round out and/or review their knowledge of history. Its daunting size is alleviated by the fact that it is broken up into very manageable entries covering specific time periods and geographical areas, so if you wanted to read it piecemeal, the format would certainly allow for that. However, whenever I was able to read several chapters in a row, I benefited greatly from getting to see the big picture. More than just acquiring historical trivia, [...]

    4. 3.5 stars. The Columbia History of the World gives a good overview of most of world history up to 1971. The prose is clear and direct, and this is good springboard with which you can familiarize yourself with the major events in world history before going on to more specialized history books for each period. Despite being written by many different professors (all associated with Columbia University!), the editors have done a good job in streamlining the style.The main complaint I have is that in [...]

    5. Most books are rated related to their usefulness and contributions to my research.Overall, a good book for the researcher and enthusiast.Read for personal research- found this book's contents helpful and inspiring - number rating relates to the book's contribution to my needs.

    6. Really great. Beautiful narrative history and a great reference. Last chapter still reads as relevant and topical in the turbulant early 21st century at the end of the turbulent 1960s.

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