the Illustrators

Each one of Yale’s Little History books is illustrated by a different contemporary artist-illustrator, whose specially commissioned work is designed to enliven and enhance the text. Initially inspired by the style and appearance of books from the 1930s – when E. H. Gombrich was writing his Little History of the World for Younger Readers – these images are often a humorous nod towards what is to come in the chapter that follows.

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Jeffrey Thompson

Jeffrey Thompson graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art with an BFA in 1992 and has worked as an illustrator for the past 15 years. Jeffrey has created works for the children’s educational markets with several books to his credit published from the likes of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and National Geographic.

Working primarily in an expressionist woodcut style for a more primary look he also does a great deal of work for the Stock Art industry.

He currently resides in a Baltimore row-house with a nameless cat , a sense of dread and a leaky roof.

Appears in this Little History:
Jeffrey Thompson is the illustrator of A Little History of Philosophy by Nigel Warburton.

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Books in the little histories series

A Little History of Philosophy

We all grow up incessantly asking our parents, teachers and peers ‘why’, ‘what’ and ‘how’. Some people never stop. In the illuminating and very readable A Little History of Philosophy, Nigel Warburton tells us about 40 of the most special questioners a …

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