British History for Dummies (For Dummies)
"J'aime l'Histoire et les histoires, le Royaume-Uni, l'anglais, apprendre et la collection "pour les nuls". Cela fait bien assez de raisons pour avoir eu envie de découvrir ce livre et de vous en parler, même si ce n'est pas un roman."
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"Ce livre nous raconte, avec beaucoup d'humour, toute l'histoire des British, de bien avant l'invention même de ce nom à aujourd'hu ...more
Personally I didn't like all the use of slang and informalities, but I can see how that would appeal to teenagers.
I would seriously think twice before reading a For Dummies book as a refresher or for an introduction to a topic.
Ok, so now I finished. My opinion of it did not change.
"My kind of history!" says Terry Jones (Monty Python) of British History for Dummies.
Putting history into a perspective, this is an engaging, entertaining and educational trip through time, packing in equal parts fun and facts. Recently updated, British History For Dummies introduces listeners to recent events, including British actions in Afghanistan, and David Cameron's formation of Britain's first coalition Cabinet since World War II.
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It starts with the Ice age and finishes with Tony Blair and just about covers everything in between. There is a bit of Welsh, Scottish and Irish history thrown in which is a bit of a relief, but probably not enough. It's the type of book that is supposed to be dip ...more
There's little chance I will remember much of the information because there really is much more history than I anticipated, and this is the abbreviated version!
But I love having a summary of British history as a reference so I can work off of it and find my own in-depth sources to fill in the gaps. This book mostly addresses English history, but it touches on EVERYONE else too(her neighbors plusChina, Russia, Iraq, France, Spain...), as England did. Highly recom ...more