Good overview of 20th century.
The Greatest Leap by Andrew Hatcher is a history book about the growth and decline of civilization over time; it begins in the time period of the 1900s and runs to the end of the 20th century. It also speaks to world events of this period; so it is a book that tells much of the truly amazing story of growth and change during the 20th century.
I like the book; it is history, which is always interesting. But history can at time seem difficult (boring); Hatcher has made this story interesting. The time has been and has seen great change; and the author tells the story well. His seems to be a well written and interesting history; it’s not like a novel but is an easy to read and understand book. Much of the story I lived through; there was no television when I was born.
I have only read to preview; it is a book I hope to read more fully. The main thing this book seems to do is show the great change that happened over the 20th century; changes in travel, communication and much of technology in this time period are truly amazing. It is a good read; I recommend this book.
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Such an amazing and concise account of the 20th century - totally readable but with enough information to really grasp what was going on - absolutely brilliant - everyone should read this and every school child too !
by Katy Hancock