The History Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained

The History Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained

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Travel thousands of years into our past and discover the significant events that shaped the world as we know it.

The History Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained

From the founding of Baghdad, and the colonization of the Americas, to the inception of Buddhism, The History Book highlights key ideas, themes, and events of world history without complicated jargon, just short, pithy explanations.

Part of DK’s award-winning Big Ideas educational series that uses witty graphics and engaging descriptions to enlighten readers. Don’t stop at British history, explore the world! Full of fun facts from the human story, going as far back as the origins of our species to space exploration today. Discover all things revolution, from the French to the digital, including the rise of the internet.

Short and sweet biographies of some of the most important thinkers and leaders throughout history, such as Martin Luther King Jr, Charles Darwin, and Nelson Mandela. You’ll learn who said famous historical quotes, and what they really meant when they said it.

Big Historic Events Simply Explained

Modern twist on the good old-fashioned encyclopedia, now easier to follow, with diagrams, mind maps, and timelines. Step-by-step diagrams will have you reviewing your ideas about history.

Start from the very beginning:
– Human Origins 200,000 years ago – 3500 BGE
– Ancient Civilisations 6000 BGE – 500 CE
– The Medieval World 500 – 1492
– Early Modern Era 1420 – 1795
– Changing Societies 1776 – 1914
– The Modern World 1914 – Present

The Series Simply Explained
With over 7 million copies sold worldwide to date, The History Book is part of the award-winning Big Ideas series from DK Books. It uses innovative graphics along with engaging writing to make complex subjects easier to understand.

 

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What’s Inside?

Investigate our darker side with 100 of history’s most notorious crimes. Discover a world of criminals and motivations, from historical murders to modern cybercrime and drug cartels. See how crime has adapted and the techniques developed to stop it.

This introduction to feminism covers over 100 ideas, groups and individuals, and moments that define the feminist movement. Explore its roots to recent victories in the fight for equality, tackling social, cultural, and historical hardships.

Trace over 4000 years of history in this all-encompassing reference book. Take a journey that navigates humanity’s most influential periods and moments. Learn about prominent figures, events such as war, and ideologies that have all shaped the world.

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Laws and judgments help make the world fair and just. Follow the most consequential of them in this fantastic book. Cover over 90 legal rulings, philosophies, moral codes, religious commands, modern organizations, legal work, and more in one book.

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Black and British: A Forgotten History

Black and British: A Forgotten History


Price: £12.99 - £9.52
(as of Dec 02,2020 15:02:47 UTC – Details)


‘[A] comprehensive and important history of black Britain . . . Written with a wonderful clarity of style and with great force and passion.’ Kwasi Kwarteng, Sunday Times

Black and British: A Forgotten History.

In this vital re-examination of a shared history, historian and broadcaster David Olusoga tell the rich and revealing story of the long relationship between the British Isles and the people of Africa and the Caribbean.

Drawing on new genealogical research, original records, and expert testimony, Black and British reaches back to Roman Britain, the medieval imagination, Elizabethan ‘blackamoors’, and the global slave-trading empire. It shows that the great industrial boom of the nineteenth century was built on American slavery and that black Britons fought at Trafalgar and in the trenches of both World Wars. Black British history is woven into the cultural and economic histories of the nation. It is not a singular history, but one that belongs to us all.

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Unflinching, confronting taboos, and revealing hitherto unknown scandals, Olusoga describes how the lives of black and white Britons have been entwined for centuries.

Winner of the 2017 PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize.
Winner of the Longman History Today Trustees’ Award.
A Waterstones.com History Book of the Year.

Longlisted for the Orwell Prize.
Shortlisted for the inaugural Jhalak Prize.

My Life in Loyalism

My Life in Loyalism

Price: £8.99
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My Life in Loyalism

Growing up in the Shankill area of Belfast and living through the sectarian turmoil of the late 1960s, Billy Hutchinson joined the UVF in the early 1970s. In 1975, at the age of just 19, he was sentenced to life in prison, and it was in the cages of Long Kesh that he first came under the influence of loyalist icon Gusty Spence.

Hutchinson spent much of the 1980s as overall Commanding Officer of UVF/Red Hand Commando prisoners, and upon his release in 1990, he became involved with the recently established Progressive Unionist Party. As an authentic link between the UVF and the PUP, he was at the forefront of negotiations that led to the Belfast Agreement and was the UVF’s point of contact during the weapons decommissioning program. Written with great candor and honesty, this is a gripping memoir of an extraordinary life that reveals previously unpublished accounts of both the Northern Ireland Troubles and the peace process that culminated in the historic Belfast Agreement of 1998.

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From Tartan gang member to leading loyalist paramilitary, and from Progressive Unionist politician to Belfast City Councillor, My Life in Loyalism is Billy Hutchinson’s remarkable story.