Written in plain English, "The History Book" is packed with short, pithy explanations of the ideologies behind the events that have shaped our world. Step-by-step diagrams that untangle knotty concepts, and witty illustrations that play with our ideas about the past. Whether you are new to the subject, an avid student, or an armchair historian, you will find plenty to intrigue and engage you in this book. Color photos throughout. Hardcover. 352 pgs.