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The Best One Hour History

Modern History Books

The History You Want to Know,
In an Hour's Read, For the Cost of a Latte

If you ever thought history was boring THEN YOU HAVEN’T READ GOOD HISTORY! History is not about dates.  It’s not about battles won or lost.  It’s not about dead white males or any of that boring stuff most of us suffered through in school.  History is about ideas and how humans have clashed over them for centuries.

Why did democracy emerge in the very specific time and place of ancient Greece? Why did the Renaissance occur in the time and place that it did?  Why was it so revolutionary?  Was the French Revolution mainly an economic or political event? Was World War I inevitable? Was World War II? What’s the difference? Why do some powers rise while others fall?  Why did the U.S. lose the Vietnam War?

The Best One-Hour History series is for those who want a quick but coherent overview of major historical events. It will also serve those who need a competent high-level introduction before going further. Each volume provides a clear and concise account of the episode under discussion including the context in which it arose, the major actors, the event itself, and the major consequences. In about an hour, the reader will obtain a well-grounded, well-rounded understanding of why each subject holds iconic status in Western Civilization.  And it will NOT be boring!

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The Renaissance Book Cover
The Renaissance
The Protestant Reformation Book Cover
The Protestant Reformation
The English Civil War Book Cover
The English Civil War
The Scientific Revolution Book Cover
The Scientific Revolution
The French Revolution Book Cover
The French Revolution
World War I Book Cover
World War I
The Interwar Years Book Cover
The Interwar Years
The Cold War Book Cover
The Cold War
The Vietnam War Book Cover
The Vietnam War

Coming Soon

Ancient Greece Book Cover
Ancient Greece
Rome Book Cover
The Middle Ages Book Cover
The Middle Ages
European Wars of Religion Book Cover
European Wars of Religion
The Enlightenment Book Cover
The Enlightenment
The American Revolution Book Cover
The American Revolution
The Industrial Revolution Book Cover
The Industrial Revolution
Europe in the 1800s Book Cover
Europe in the 1800s
The American Civil War Book Cover
The American Civil War
European Imperialism Book Cover
European Imperialism
World War II Book Cover
World War II
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