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Obviouly, the book is dated and now some items have proven to be incorrect, but much of it is both timeless and insightful, if not inciteful.

It reads more like a novel than the history texts we are used to. Wells also injects his own insights and critiques, and is quite philosophic on many topics.

One of my favorite passages is Wells' observation "But it is the universal weakness of mankind that what we are given to administer we presently imagine we own." The book is full of these wonderful, thoughtful quips.

I'm on my second reaging of the 1936 edition and have downloaded the electronic text as a ready reference.

There is nothing dry about "Outline."