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Humans: A Brief History of How We F*cked It All Up

Written by: Tom Phillips
Narrated by: Nish Kumar
Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
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An exhilarating history of humankind, chronicling thousands of years of trial and error - but mostly error - in the rise of civilization.

Modern humans have come a long way in the 70,000 years they’ve walked the earth. Art, science, culture, trade - on the evolutionary food chain, we’re true winners. But it hasn’t always been smooth sailing, and sometimes - just occasionally - we’ve managed to truly f*ck things up.

Weaving together history, science, politics, and pop culture, Humans offers a panoramic exploration of humankind in all its glory, or lack thereof. From Lucy, our first ancestor, who fell out of a tree and died, to General Zhou Shou of China, who stored gunpowder in his palace before a lantern festival, to the Austrian army that attacked itself one drunken night, to the most spectacular fails of the present day, Humans reveals how even the most mundane mistakes can shift the course of civilization as we know it. 

Lively, wry, and brimming with brilliant insight, this unique compendium offers a fresh take on world history and is one of the most entertaining listens of the year.

©2019 Tom Phillips (P)2019 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-06-06

loved it! Well put together.

Although not a fan of profanity in print, this book was put together, written, and performed so well I honestly loved the flow. Great book. I will listen to it again, and again.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-05-20

Truth in Spades

Wow! Slapped in the face, and yet I still hope for the human race. God help us. 🌿

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  • W. E. Cobble
  • 2019-05-19

Simultaneously Hilarious and Cringe-Inducing

This book is the perfect accompaniment to Yuval Noah Harari's Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind.