Reads while toiling

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It’s just too smug

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Reviewed: 05-10-2019

There’s nothing new here and the old story isn’t retold in any special way. Given the scope of the project, there shouldn’t be time to squander on platitudes - but the book is padded with smug generalisations and meandering, unsupported assertions. I thought I might get some value from the purchase by letting my nine year old listen to it. She said she enjoyed the facts but that there weren’t enough of them. We both gave up on a bad job. Big history seems to be weak history.

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