Updated September 2016: William H. McNeill was one of the most important and famous historians of the twentieth century, known for groundbreaking and award-winning books that changed how historians and other scholars see the world. He is called the “grandfather” of the entire field of world history because in his early books he placed a great emphasis on thinking about the past not as a national narrative but as a human history – a history of all human meanings. whm-reading“What unites us is more important 

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