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The Times Compact History of the World by Geoffrey Parker
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Jan 02, 12

bookshelves: history
Read in January, 2010 — I own a copy, read count: 2

Brilliant succinct 2-page visual layouts (maps, timelines, graphs) on the most significant events and transitions in world history. It got me interested in so many gaps that I'd missed in my scattered readings, particularly the Balkan states and the newly-independent "stans" of the former-USSR. I really appreciate the rich infographics which work a lot better for me than plain encyclopedic prose. If only they included some DK-esque hand drawings of recognizable figures this would be perfect! It comes really close.
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