Fifty things you need to know about world history

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Fifty Things You Need to Know about World History by Hugh Williams

If you could choose the 50 things that define British history, events of significance not only in themselves, but in their importance to wider themes running through the countrys past, what would they be? Author Hugh Williams has made the selection, and the result is a fascinating overview of Britains past. With great clarity, simplicity, and a zest for the marvelous stories that underpin many of these events, he explains the linkage between each one and its importance in the progress of British history as a whole. From the Roman invasion to the Falklands War to the founding of the NHS, this history is a highly enjoyable read as well as a perceptive insight into a nations past.
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Not in United States? Choose your country's store to see books available for purchase. What 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 Halifax Explosion.

Land of the free, home of the brave, and arguably the most popular country on Earth. The annual championship game for American football is more than just a huge sporting event. Nobody loves their country quite as much the Americans do — and nobody shows it quite as willingly either. Fun fact: five of the six flags planted on the moon are still standing, although they have lost all their color by now. Two kick-ass female role models from two ends of the generational spectrum. The vastness of this country means that although you may have to travel quite far, you can find every imaginable landscape on Earth here: from the world-famous Grand Canyon, to the snow-capped mountains of the Rockies, as well as thousands of miles of stunning coastline.

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