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The Timetables of History: A Horizontal Linkage of People and Events 3 Revised Edition
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If you have ever tried to fix an event in history in terms of what else was happening at the same time then this book is extremely useful. If you are into genealogy then it can help understand what was going on in the lives of your ancestors. If you are into science you can follow which scientists were contemporaries and what items were influencing them.
If you have any interest in history and want to get an overall picture of what was happening around the world at a particular time then this book can be a useful addition to your studies. A recommended resource for those who are interested in such things I value it for it's ability to let me know what was going on during the time of my ancestors for my genealogy hobby.
Have a child who is bored by history, and asking why does it matter? Are you puzzled by a historical event that is often quoted as important but seems irrelevant to you? Are you a writer? Editor? Teacher? A reader who loves to understand the setting and times of a novel or novelist or other writer? This book is for all of you. Like any comprehensive work, there are omissions; gaps and small shortcomings. But if you only have three reference books, they should be a dictionary, a thesaurus and The Timetables of History.
I highly recommend this book to anyone putting together a collection of easy-to-access reference books.
One interesting use for this book would be along with one of those big historical atlases of the world, such as the ones from Hammond, National Geographic, Oxford, Time, and so on. Some of them include their own timelines, but usually they're not as detailed as the ones in this book. The combination of the two resources would make for an even more effective learning tool. If you're interested in buying one of these, out of the big 5 or 6 offerings out there, I like the Historical Atlas of the World, by John Haywood. It's not the biggest, or most complete, or the fanciest graphically, but it's one of the best written, visually appealing, and easiest to use. Also, I think it does the best of job of integrating the graphics and maps with the textual presentation. It's also the most reasonably priced and is anywhere from 40% to 80% cheaper than some of the others.
If you like timelines, another thing I noticed is that there are now several good websites devoted to this subject. You could also check some of these out if you're interested.Read more ›
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Have purchased more than 12 copies over the years
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I know, I know. Why get this book when you can just Google what happened in history. This book is a great reference to have handy. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Marsha
I was expecting a bit mor info, but it is still a great resource for anyone writing historical fiction or just interested in history in general.Published 6 months ago by E. L. Ball II
Nice snapshots of significant events in history by year and and category. Not up to date, but useful for past history.Published 8 months ago by Stephanie Moody
This latest update continues the excellent job by the author/editor. It remains a major reference in this age of electronic data. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Martin Greenberg