An absolutely readable and thorough (relatively, considering it's scope) history of how the West - once an inconsequential backwater - came to dominate the globe. Read morePublished 9 days ago by R. Boland
The finest work, to my knowledge, exploring the concepts of cultural interaction. Its application to today can best be expressed by a brief quote from the work: "…Mercantile... Read morePublished 8 months ago by William Maher
Reliable source for studying the rise of hujmanity in the west. Excellent
I recommend the reading and studying of it.
This is one of the best history books I've ever read. McNeill is a great story teller. With lots of detail, he weaves a tight story of how history is driven by the interaction of... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Alan Wortman
It really helps me a lot with my school work and the book is very well organized. That's what history should be: not a trail of rigid, dead facts, but very deep analysis and... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Richard
The Rise of the West by W.H. McNeill did more than inform my understanding of history, it largely formed it. Read morePublished on September 26, 2011 by William D. Bailey
The Rise of the West - McNeill
Author's Note: This is a work in progress that may help you further your work. Read more
To my mind this book is still worth reading. The illustrations are hoot, too!
Specialists tend to dislike this book. Read more
The book arrived about three weeks after ordering, and it's on good condition, wrap is nice, thanks!Published on April 15, 2010 by Ding Yaobo