I Used to Know That: World History: Intriguing Facts about the World S Greatest Empires, Leader S, Cultures and Conflicts (Hardcover)

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I Used to Know That: World History: Intriguing Facts about the World S Greatest Empires, Leader S, Cultures and Conflicts (Hardcover)

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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.

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.
Product Details ISBN: 9781606524596
ISBN-10: 1606524593
Publisher: Reader's Digest Association
Publication Date: April 12th, 2012
Pages: 176
Language: English