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The Times Complete History of the World: Seventh Edition
     

The Times Complete History of the World: Seventh Edition

by Richard Overy
 
The Times Complete History of the World is the most comprehensive, authoritative and accessible work on world history available today. It has sold over 2.25 million copies since its first publication in 1978. With a narrative scope covering the origins of mankind right through to the turmoil of the 21st century, this book is an unrivalled and breathtaking

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The Times Complete History of the World is the most comprehensive, authoritative and accessible work on world history available today. It has sold over 2.25 million copies since its first publication in 1978. With a narrative scope covering the origins of mankind right through to the turmoil of the 21st century, this book is an unrivalled and breathtaking accomplishment. Containing over 600 maps and charts, with internet links throughout; its pages bring history to life.

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• “This is one of the great works of historical reference in the English language. If you were allowed only one history book in the whole of your life, The Times Complete History of the World would be hard to beat because it conveys a sense not only of time, but also of place.”Niall Ferguson, Professor of History, Harvard University.• “Wonderfully told history, brilliant graphics and maps, comprehensive and utterly accessible. In the internet age, proof positive that this reference book still has the edge by a considerable margin.”Jon Snow

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781435111127
Publisher:
Metro Books
Publication date:
09/10/2008
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
10.90(w) x 14.40(h) x 1.60(d)

Meet the Author

Professor Richard Overy is Professor of History at the University of Exeter, a post he has held since 2004. He was previously Professor of Modern History at King’s College London and is one of Britain’s foremost modern historians. He has written extensively on twentieth-century history, and has been editor of the last two editions of The Times Complete History of the World.

Richard Overy has written a number of critically acclaimed books. Russia’s War (1998) examined the impact on the Soviet Union of the Second World War. He is also the author of the bestselling Battle (2000), an incisive study of the Battle of Britain. His most recent books include The Collins Atlas of 20th Century History, Why the Allies Won, and The Dictators: Hitler's Germany, Stalin's Russia, which won the Wolfson Prize for History in 2005.

He was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 2000. In 2001 he was awarded the Samuel Elliot Morison Prize of the Society for Military History for his contribution to the history of warfare.

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