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"…a friendly reference. You can bone up on all those facts you missed in history class and have a good time in the bargain." (Manx Independent, Friday 27th April) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
For readers who are curious about the civilisations, events, and individuals that shaped the world but weary of conventional history books with tons of dates and laborious text, World History For Dummies is a welcome respite from dry, boring tomes. Blending a narrative and chronological approach author, Peter Haugen, sweeps the reader through time, starting with the ancient civilisations of Greece, Mesopotamia and Egypt, the major kings and queens of Europe during the Middle Ages and latter-day empires through present day. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
People who complain about this book not going into a detailed depth of World History confuse me. Obviously this is not the book to buy if you have extensively studied World History... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Alexandra Thompson
I loved this book. The information is wide ranging, covering periods from the stoneage to 911. It's a great cursory view of world history and entices you to delve deeper into... Read morePublished on July 14 2010 by Sherrill Pearson
How many times can an author say "as covered in chapter..." or "see chapter .." If you want to find out, read this book. Read morePublished on Feb. 7 2004 by Tom
This book will not please the "hard-core" history students because it truncates so much detail. Read morePublished on Feb. 1 2004 by Mad Track
Author covers a lot of ground in a very entertaining style. Not a lot of depth in any one area, but this could be expected from such an overview. Read morePublished on July 12 2003
I read the review about the annoying parenthetical comments, but thought Winters was just over-reacting. Read morePublished on Dec 26 2001 by Jad (TJ) Duwaik
I wish I had this book as my textbook when I was in high school social studies class. Students should demand that their teachers throw out their texts and get this one! Read morePublished on Dec 2 2001