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I Used to Know That: World History
Forgotten Tales of the World's Grandest Empires, Boldest Leaders, Greatest Conflicts, and Most Influential Cultures

By Emma Marriott

Subject: Bestselling I Used to Know That Series
Paper-over-board | 176 pages | 5 3/8 x 8 x 11/16
US$14.99 | CAN$15.99
Publication Date: 2012-04-12
ISBN: 9781606524596

Journey from preclassical civilization through to the end of the Cold War and rediscover major events and figures throughout history. This time the intriguing stories and lucid style will be sure to help anyone understand and remember.

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.

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.