The Handy History Answer Book

Category: Book
By (author): Hudson, David L
Series: The Handy Answer Book
Subject:  HISTORY / General
  HISTORY / Reference
  HISTORY / World
Publisher: Visible Ink Press
Published: September 2012
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 9.24in x 7.21in x 1.13in
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$ 61.25
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From The Publisher*A Walk through the Ages Our country and the world is changing fast, and a knowledge of history helps us understand the hows, whats, and whys of modern civilization. Fully revised and updated, this new edition of The Handy History Answer Book answers over 1,000 how-what-why questions. A concise guide to all things historical, this feast of facts and compelling stories recounts the revolutionary ideas, acts, and inventions that have changed the world from the Stone Age through the 21st century. The Handy History Answer Book follows the Celts, Vikings, Normans, Huns, and other ancient tribes, surveys early civilizations, including Greek, Chinese, Roman, Mayan, and Egyptian, exhumes the British Empire, tracks the expansion of the United States, and examines the lights, action, cameras and fast-paced swirl of modern life. Politics and war, exploration and settlement, science, religion, arts, technological advances, and more, this book chronicles the big news whenever and wherever it has been made. What was trial by ordeal? When was the flush toilet invented? Who started the Boston Tea Party? What is Gray's Anatomy? How old is the U.S. income tax? When did mobile phones first come into use?
Review Quote*"Blending trivia with historical review, David L. Hudson Jr. presents a thematic glossary of various factoids major and minor, including: historical eras, religion, war, politics, law, economics, social movements, disasters, medicine, philosophy, science, and recreation."- Book News

"Trivia buffs who are also historians will want to read The Handy History Answer Book. This book is perfect for browsing, easy to pick up and put down, and it's a great argument-settler."- Bookworm Sez

"The Handy History Answer Book is an opportunity for your family to walk through history in short segments. Written in a conversational tone that is very approachable and understandable, it can serve as a supplement to a history curriculum, or as a resource for those who just want to know more. This is a great resource."- Practical Homeschooling
Biographical NoteDavid L. Hudson Jr. is the author or coauthor of more than 20 books, including The American Bar Association Guide to Credit and Bankruptcy," "The Encyclopedia of the First Amendment," "The Handy Law Answer Book," and "The Handy Supreme Court Answer Book." He works as a First Amendment scholar at the First Amendment Center and teaches at Vanderbilt Law School, the Nashville School of Law, and Middle Tennessee State University. He lives in Smyrna, Tennessee. "