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Great Children’s Books

Awhile ago I was asked by some friends about children’s books and I prepared the following list.  I’m posting it here with some edits for form in the event that it is useful to others.  It’s organized by author in no particular order.

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Two quotes from two of my favorite people:

“We are the best informed people on earth as to the events of the last 24 hours; we are not the best informed as to the events of the last 60 centuries.” – Will Durant


“News is old things happening to new people.” – Malcolm Muggeridge

Which when combined may well mean that one should shoot their TV and pick up a book such as:

The History of the Ancient World: From the Earliest Accounts to the Fall of Rome

The Landmark Thucydides: A Comprehensive Guide to the Peloponnesian War

The Landmark Herodotus: The Histories

The recently published The Landmark Xenophon’s Hellenika

Or coming in February 2010, The History of the Medieval World: From the Conversion of Constantine to the First Crusade.

I have all but the last two.  All are great reading and give you a healthy perspective on daily events.  Guess what, man hasn’t changed.  Only the names are different.