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The "Times" History of the World By R. J. Overy

The "Times" History of the World by R. J. Overy

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First published in 1978, this text brings the drama of history to the page. Computer-generated maps are included alongside 150 colour photographs and a 16-page chronology of world hisotry.

The "Times" History of the World Summary

The "Times" History of the World: The Ultimate Work of Historical Reference by R. J. Overy

The Times History of the World is an enduring classic of world publishing. First published in 1978, this remarkable book has changed our way of viewing history. It brings the drama of history to the page in a way often imitated but never matched. The New Edition marks the most radical and comprehensive revision of the book since its original publication. Every spread has been redesigned and rewritten, every map and chart extensively reviewed and updated. There is expanded treatment of China, Japan and southeast Asia from the earliest civilizations to today's rapidly evolving regions. The coverage of the United States has been strengthened to allow more material on the post-War period while that on the 20th century has been reorganized to reflect new historical perspectives and the dramatic events of this turbulent century. The result is a work unequalled in its authority, quality and imagination, a masterly overview of the endlessly absorbing story of humanity. Page by page, continent by continent, era by era, the full sweep of human history is revealed in enthralling detail. * Over 520 computer-generated colour maps * Contributions from over 100 leading historians from around the world * Over 150 colour photographs * 100,000-word glossary detailing every major figure, every major movement and every major development in humna history * 16-page chronology of world history

About R. J. Overy

Richard Overy is a leading authority in the field of modern history. His books include The Air War 1939-45 (1980), Goering: The 'Iron Man' (1984), War and Economy in the Third Reich (1994), Why the Allies Won (1995), Bomber Command (1997) and Russia's War (1998). He was consultant editor of The Times Atlas of the Second World War (1989) and general editor of The Times Atlas of the 20th Century (1996). He is currently writing The Oxford History of the Second World War.

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The "Times" History of the World: The Ultimate Work of Historical Reference by R. J. Overy
Used - Very Good
HarperCollins Publishers
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