28. February 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Melody, NonFiction

A History of the World in 100 Objects by Neil MacGregor, 707 pages, read by Melody, on 02/24/2012

Beautiful book written by the director of the British Museum using 100 pieces in the museum’s collection to tell the history of mankind.  Most of the piece’s are little known and often their real import isn’t readily apparent.  It is fascinating how such seemingly inconsequential things tell the stories of long ago civilizations and people.  The illustrations are wonderful and the text is clear and concise. A must-read for history buffs and art aficionados.

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