Refreshes the parts other history books can't reach...A bit ropy on the Renaissance? In the dark about the Enlightenment? Or, in fact, do you need a revision course on the entire history of the world and want to read a witty, irreverent, definitely not boring romp through everything that has ever happened on planet earth - from 15 billion years BC to the present day? Good. A Less Boring History of the World tells you everything you need to know from the Big Bang to Barack Obama, taking in the Byzantines, the Black Death , the Boston Tea Party , Bonaparte, and Bin Laden along the way. Each historical episode is boiled down to edible, bite size chunks so that you can finally piece together all the different bits of history - and see how on earth we ended up in the mess we are today.
Publication date: 04/10/2012
Publisher: Square Peg an imprint of Vintage
|Publication date:||4th October 2012|
|Publisher:||Square Peg an imprint of Vintage|
|Genres:||Biography / Autobiography, eBook Favourites, History,|
|Categories:||Humour, General & world history,|
Dave Rear is a writer and academic who lives and works in Tokyo. He read history at Cambridge and, out of sheer lack of imagination, almost became a school teacher, until he came to his senses and emigrated. He now lectures in English language, history, social science and anything else his students let him get away with. He is married with a young son, who occasionally gives him five minutes or so to write.More About Dave Rear