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The Last 500 Years (Usborne World History)
The last volume in this four volume series, covering the vast amount of time from the creation of the earth right up to the dawn of the 21st century.
Paperback, 102 pages
Published March 2000 by Scholastic
(first published 2000)
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Apr 17, 2012 - rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: every inquisitive kid
The book that taught me about Conquistadors and Captain Cook, Anne Frank and Princess Anastasia, Habsburgs and Hiroshima, Gulags and the Great Leap Forward, the Armada and Archduke Franz Ferdinand, Sitting Bull and Simon Bolivar, Blitzkrieg and the Brandenburg Gate, Lech Walesa and Lumière brothers... and a gazillion other wonderful facts that I collected like a greedy squirrel all before my 13th birthday. This is the book that I will perhaps always hold dear for kindling a love for history in m ...more
Jane M. Bingham spent most of her adult life teaching college students about children's literature at Oakland University, collecting and studying children's books from across history and around the world, and campaigning for better materials for children to read. After she retired from that career, she began writing children's books of her own. Bingham has since authored several nonfiction books t ...moreMore about Jane Bingham...