A new edition of the bestselling comprehensive radical history of the planet.
CHRIS HARMAN (1942–2009) was the author of numerous books including A People’s History of the World, The Fire Last Time: 1968 and After and The Lost Revolution: Germany 1918-23. He was editor of International Socialism Journal and was previously the editor of Socialist Worker for over two decades.
I have had many people ask me if there is a book which does for
world history what my book A People's History of the United States
does for this country. I always responded that I know of only one
book that accomplishes this extremely difficult task, and that is
Chris Harman's A People's History of the World. It is an
indispensable volume on my reference bookshelf.
The left ... has few accounts which convey as well as this book does the broad sweep of human history.