I received Vol 1 (off an Ebay buy), I'm getting my own copy of Vol 2 (I've read part of a friends), and Vol 3 is coming with it. It's really a good series in its range of cultures and topics. It truly begins with the beginning of this planet and runs on through the modern age. I haven't read much of it though, so I probably couldn't give a good review on this for about another 8-12 months when I've tred through the roughly 1500 total pages. But from what I have read, it's been pretty thought provoking and interesting.
Anyone else familiar with this work? Any opinions on it? The Outline of History by H. G. Wells