A History of the WorldBook - 2012
Instead of focusing on one episode of history taking place in one place, he draws surprising parallels and makes fascinating connections, focusing on a key incident or episode to tell a larger story: for instance, the liberation of the serfs in Russia, which took place at the same time as the American Civil War, which resulted in the abolition of slavery in the US. But he begins the account with an episode in the life of Tolstoy, who racked up huge gambling debts and had to sell land and slaves as a result.
Publisher: London : Macmillan, 2012.
Characteristics: xxii, 614 p.,  p. of plates : ill., maps, ports. ; 24 cm.
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