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10 Kings & Queens Who Changed the World
Kingfisher / 2009 / Hardcover
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Packing an impressive amount of detail into each chapter, 10 Kings & Queens Who Changed the Worldexplores the life stories and achievements of ten royals from across the globe and all eras. With "life links" showing how one royal is connected to the next, whether by linked history or common themes, the interconnected nature of history is clearly shown through each person affected by those who came before. Exciting graphic-novel style illustrations and fascinating biographies are perfect for engaging history fans; read about Hatshepsut, Alexander, Charles V, Suleiman the Magnificent, Elizabeth I, Catherine the Great, and others. 64 pages with index and glossary, hardcover with dust jacket.
History is not created in a vacuum, and no leader comes to power without influences from the past and an impact on the future. In this look at ten royals, beginning with Queen Hatshepsut of Egypt and ending with Catherine the Great, each leader’s biography is linked with another based on influences, events, and geography. By uncovering these unique and often overlooked connections, history emerges as a chain of patterns and relationships, and readers will understand how these ten leaders shaped the course of human civilization.
Clive Gifford is the award-winning author of hundreds of articles and more than 100 books.
Dan Cousens’ graphic work has been featured in magazines and books.
School Library Journal
This addition to the series provides succinct and captivating biographies of 10 sovereigns, primarily men from Western culture, from early times through the end of the 18th century. . . . [T]his book is refreshing in that multiple biographies and a historical context are provided in one volume. For those libraries that need to enhance their world history or biography collections, this is a solid choice that will likely appeal to reluctant readers.
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