I Used to Know That: World History

Intriguing Facts About the World's Greatest Empires, Leader's, Cultures and Conflicts

About The Book

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

  • Publisher: Reader's Digest (April 12, 2012)
  • Length: 176 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781606524619

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