Where would we be without inventors, philosophers, economists, politicians, explorers, and other "ideas" people? Some of our historical heroes were lone geniuses but many were influenced by other great thinkers and ideas.
Full of true-life stories and famous celebrities, 100 People Who Made History contains all the people you'd expect to find, and plenty that you wouldn't! Inventors and explorers rub shoulders with political leaders, sports stars, and entertainers from all over the world. From Aristotle to Mark Zuckerberg, to Marie Curie to Pele, all areas of culture, history, industry, sports, entertainment, and more are covered. Perfect for book reports, school projects, or anytime reading to satisfy and educate curious minds.
About the Author
Ben Gilliland is a journalist and the author of many science-based works, including Rocket Science for the Rest of Us, How to Build a Universe: From the Big Bang to the End of the Universe, Science but Not as We Know It, and 100 People Who Made History: Meet the People Who Shaped the Modern World.Philip Parker is a historian specializing in the classical and medieval world. He is the author of World History (Eyewitness Companions), The Empire Stops Here: A Journey Along the Frontiers of the Roman Empire, The Northmen’s Fury: A History of the Viking World, and general editor of The Great Routes: A History of Cargoes and Commerce over Land and Sea. He was a contributor to DK’s History Year by Year and History of the World in 1,000 Objects. He previously worked as a diplomat and a publisher of historical atlases.
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