I Used to Know That: World History: Intriguing Facts About the World's Greatest Empires, Leader's, Cultures and Conflicts

I Used to Know That: World History: Intriguing Facts About the World's Greatest Empires, Leader's, Cultures and Conflicts

by Emma Marriott

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Overview

It can be difficult to keep different historical events and figures straight in your head, which is why I Used to Know That: World History presents major episodes in history with short, easily understood sections. Among the people, movements, and events covered are:

 

·        Ancient Greece and Rome-Learn about the birth of democracy and the death of the Roman Republic

·        The Middle Ages-From the Crusades to the Hundred Years War and the signing of the Magna Carta to the Black Plague

·        The Renaissance-A cultural revival that changed art, poetry, learning, and religion forever

·        The Revolutionary War-How America became independent; George Washington, the “father of the nation”

·        The Age of Empire-European colonialism in Africa and Asia; American expansion and the Civil War

·        Wars of the 20th Century-World War I and World War II; Hitler, Stalin, Churchill, and Roosevelt; the Cold War; the rise and fall of fascism and communism

 

Packed with important facts and sweeping overviews of historical events, I Used to Know That: World History is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the history of civilization and the geopolitical situation of today.

 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781606524596
Publisher: Reader's Digest
Publication date: 04/12/2012
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Emma Marriott is a freelance writer and editor. She has written two popular history books (I Used To Know That: History and Bad History) and edited a broad range of non-fiction titles for major UK publishers. She lives in the UK with her husband and three children.

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