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History's Greatest Events: 100 Turning Points That Changed the World: An Illustrated Journey

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Join the editors of TIME in a fast-paced journey through the adventures of man on Planet Earth in this richly illustrated volume, which explores history's most important turning points. Here are the great religions: Buddhism, Christianity and Islam. Here are the great empires, from the vanished civilization of the Minoans on Crete to the glories of Classical Greece and Rom ...more
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published October 12th 2010 by Time-Life Books
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Leonidas Kaplan
Summary: A look into the brutish, war driven, religious, disease stricken history of the human race, that seems to perpetuate its existence. The book chronologically accelerates the history, with more important events occurring as it nears the 21st century. Emphasis is heavily placed on European ascension to global power hunger, rather than a global view of things, but then again it always seems as if Europe had the upper hand for a long time.

Review: A great look into what humans are actually ca
Here, the editors of Time magazine highlight 100 events, from the invention of the alphabet to the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center, that have shaped the world as we know it. For each event there is a one-page general description and a photograph or two. The selection seems heavily biased toward the Western world and relatively modern events (six of the 100 most important events of all time happened during World War II?!), but I still learned a lot from it. The descriptions a ...more
I actually didn't read all 100, although I did skim them. I loved the brief descriptions of various events which gave me better insights into some of history's greatest people (i.e. Mohammed, Alexander the Great, etc..) It was like having wikipedia of moments in time. I would like to go back over and reread this and maybe have it in the house for the kids to browse through if I ever find it on sale.
It was okay, I understood the history of what our planet has spewed out in that 2000 years, but its not up my alley in terms of a career. I read the boo cause I appreciate the milestones and what our existence means.

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