I Used to Know That

I Used to Know That

World History : Intriguing Facts About the World's Greatest Empires, Leaders, Cultures, and Conflicts

Book - 2012
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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 Rooseve< 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.

Publisher: New York, NY : Reader's Digest Association, c2012
ISBN: 9781606524596
Branch Call Number: D23 .M357 2012
Characteristics: 175 p. : ill, maps ; 21 cm
Uniform Title: World history


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