Originally scheduled for April and reported P. 120, 3/1/46, as follows:- ""This is an original way to tell the story of Man...

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MAN, AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Originally scheduled for April and reported P. 120, 3/1/46, as follows:- ""This is an original way to tell the story of Man -- and I, for one, prefer it to the dry as dust impersonality of the usual scientist's pattern -- or- at the other extreme, the morbid emotionalism of Vardis Fisher's sex-dominated version. Stewart, deceptively simple in his style, lets man tell his own story in terms of social advance, from primitive days when man stood upright, developed use of force, weapons, power, domesticated animals, and grew grain. Then through village to town to city- and always with the discovery of new kinds of power until the slave civilization took hold. He disposes briefly of Greece and Rome -- less briefly of the Hebrews- he marches on to the era of invention and democracy; And he leaves Man in the era of struggle, seeking through Democracy a way that all may live in peace and plenty.

Pub Date: Aug. 29, 1946

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Random House

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1, 1946