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A Less Boring History of the World by Dave Rear
  

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Whipping through the chaotic journey of man, past ancient civilisations, the rise of empires, and the fall of bankers, A Less Boring History refreshes your memory and broadens your mind. And, if that's not enough, it will also make you laugh. A lot.

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A Less Boring History of the World by Dave Rear

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.


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About the Author

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.

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Book Info

Publication date

4th October 2012

Author

Dave Rear

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Publisher

Square Peg an imprint of Vintage Publishing

Format

Hardback
288 pages

Categories

History
Biography / Autobiography
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General & world history

ISBN

9780224087025

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