History of the world
THE LAST CENTURY
See the new century open on a wave of invention and construction as the Wright brothers take to the skies and the world’s longest railway is completed. It’s also the end of the Victorian era and the beginning of the end of China’s Manchu dynasty. Talking pictures take off and the first skyscraper rises up. But before half the century is over, two world wars have occurred and the map has been redrawn once more.
• History brought to life in a charming, characterful artwork style, dotted with funny speech bubbles.
• Draws together contemporary events from around the world, giving a sense of structure and global overview.
• Text presented in neat nuggets with amusing details.
• Source books to tie in with schoolwork.
• Designed to engage the most reluctant reader.
atom bomb; Berlin Wall; China; Cold War; Cuban Revolution; Falklands War; holocaust; Iron Curtain; Kennedy, President John F.; Mandela, Nelson; Mao Zedong; Nazis; Pearl Harbour; Russian Revolution; Vietnam War; Wall Street Crash; World War I; World War II; World Wide Web