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    DescriptionWhat are the key 50 events you really need to understand to grasp the developments of our world? In this highly entertaining read Hugh Williams distils world history into an insightful overview. By selecting fifty key people, places, battles, objects and events, he casts a clear eye over the way the world has developed and how we live today. Injecting life into familiar historical landmarks as well as bringing lesser-known events to the forefront, Hugh shapes the fifty things into themes as all-encompassing today as they were over two thousand years ago: wealth, religion, conquest, discovery and freedom. The Fifty Things include...Origin of Species Model T Ford The Russian Revolution Plato Conquest of Mexico Mao Tse Tung Crucifixion of Jesus Via Egnatia Worldwide web Ozymandias 9/11 Nelson Mandela Coronation of Charlemagne American Declaration of Independence Franco-Prussian War Mahabharata The Black Death And many more...


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    Title
    Fifty Things You Need to Know About World History
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Hugh Williams
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 416
    Width: 154 mm
    Height: 242 mm
    Thickness: 44 mm
    Weight: 821 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780007326501
    ISBN 10: 0007326505
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    BIC E4L: HIS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.0
    DC22: 909
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15520
    Illustrations note
    2 col plates (16pp)
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers
    Imprint name
    Collins
    Publication date
    02 September 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    About the author Hugh Williams read Modern History at Oxford before beginning his career in television with the BBC. He has specialised in history and current affairs programming and in the early 80s was responsible for introducing the famous BBC history programme 'Timewatch' into the schedules. While Head of Broadcasting in Manchester he had the idea for and subsequently commissioned A.N. Wilson's series 'Eminent Victorians'.
    Review quote
    On Fifty Things you Need to Know about British History; 'If history is your subject, then look no further than Fifty Things you Need to Know about British History. If you want an overview of what went on here, in bite-size chunks, throughout the centuries, this is the book for you' The Lady 'It offers insight and knowledge upon which to build a better understanding of the country we live in today' Today's History Best General History 'Combining simplicity with significance and anecdote with fact, this book will have relevance for every modern British reader' Family History Monthly