Competition: 5 copies of our new Illustrated Edition of 'A Little History of the World' to give away on Twitter!
Friday, 14 October 2011
Starting on Monday 17 October we will be giving away a copy of E. H. Gombrich's A Little History of the World: Illustrated Edition every day on Twitter until the end of the week! To enter simply follow @yalebooks on Twitter and tweet your answer to that day's Gombrich-related question, using the hashtag #GombrichLittleHistory. Easy! We have 5 copies to give away of this beautifully illustrated new book. Good luck!
First published in English in 2005, A Little History of the World has sold over half a million copies and become one of the treasures of historical writing. In forty concise chapters, Gombrich tells the story of man from the stone age to the atomic bomb. In between emerges a colourful picture of wars and conquests, grand works of art, and the spread and limitations of science.
Given his subsequent career, it is not a surprise that Gombrich’s text suggests illustrations on every page. This new illustrated edition brings together the pellucid humanity of his narrative with the images that may well have been in his mind’s eye as he wrote the book. With a revised preface, new maps, two hundred illustrations (most in colour), high-grade design and classic binding, this is both a sumptuous gift book and an enhanced edition of a timeless account of human history.