Fifty Things You Need to Know About World History (Hardback)
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Fifty Things You Need to Know About World History (Hardback)

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Hardback 416 Pages / Published: 02/09/2010
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What are the key 50 events you really need to understand to grasp the developments of our world?

In this highly entertaining read Hugh Williams distils world history into an insightful overview. By selecting fifty key people, places, battles, objects and events, he casts a clear eye over the way the world has developed and how we live today.
Injecting life into familiar historical landmarks as well as bringing lesser-known events to the forefront, Hugh shapes the fifty things into themes as all-encompassing today as they were over two thousand years ago: wealth, religion, conquest, discovery and freedom.

The Fifty Things include...
Origin of Species
Model T Ford
The Russian Revolution
Plato
Conquest of Mexico
Mao Tse Tung
Crucifixion of Jesus
Via Egnatia
Worldwide web
Ozymandias
9/11
Nelson Mandela
Coronation of Charlemagne
American Declaration of Independence
Franco-Prussian War
Mahabharata
The Black Death
And many more...

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780007326501
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 821 g
Dimensions: 240 x 159 x 42 mm


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On Fifty Things you Need to Know about British History;

`If history is your subject, then look no further than Fifty Things you Need to Know about British History. If you want an overview of what went on here, in bite-size chunks, throughout the centuries, this is the book for you' The Lady

`It offers insight and knowledge upon which to build a better understanding of the country we live in today' Today's History

Best General History `Combining simplicity with significance and anecdote with fact, this book will have relevance for every modern British reader' Family History Monthly

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