"Just what we all wanted but were too scared to ask for: everything that ever happened in one digestible, readable book"
Matt Ridley, Author
About this Book
When was the Bronze Age? What were the Spice Islands? Who was Saladin? Why did Columbus sail west? When was Kublai Kahn? If you are conscious of big gaps in your historical knowledge or feel frustrated at not understanding how history 'fits together', then this is the book for you. A Short History of the World relates the key events that have happened from the Big Bang to the present day in six easy-to-read chapters. Once you have read this, you will never feel exposed again.
About the Author
Christopher Lascelles studied modern languages and history at St Andrews University in Scotland. His experience living in Russia, France, Italy and India made him curious about how world history fits together in a bigger picture. Unable to find a simple and short world history, he wrote A Short History of the World. He’s currently writing his next book, which is about the future and what it holds for the human race.