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"Of all the books published so far in this century, the one most assured of being read a hundred years from now is A Study of History."--Clifton Fadiman
"Somervell has performed his chosen task--a labor of love--extremely well....A remarkable achievement."--The New York Times Book Review
"Somervell's abridgement is an amazingly accurate version of the original."--New York Herald Tribune
"If...[you] have time for only one book during this year--and the next and the next--Somervell's abridgement of Toynbee's Study of History should be that book."--The Nation
"A veritable masterpiece of erudition and one of the most suggestive, stimulating and inspiring studies of this age."--Los Angeles Times
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People who consider Michael Moore's latest movie, `Fahrenheit 9/11,' sort of crazy, particularly when it is talking about attempts to keep Americans afraid that they are about to... Read morePublished on July 12 2004 by Bruce P. Barten
I won't spend time writing all the myriad ways in which I admired this work. It would take too long. Read morePublished on April 4 2004
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I am Japanese archaeologist living in London 10 years. I am interested in comparative ancient and modern historical study between Japan and western world based on Toynbee Theory. Read morePublished on Sept. 7 2000 by Kazuo Ueno