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Publisher's Summary

You are on the verge of an adventure unlike anything you’ve ever experienced This book provides a unique perspective on world history that you will not find elsewhere. Some of what is written here fly in the face of convention. The reason is quite simple: We don’t know everything there is to know about our past. Some of the evidence may remain missing forever. It may have been destroyed long ago. All too often the conquering society rewrote the history concerning those they conquered. New regimes erased the records of earlier rulers of whom they disapproved.

Here is a sneak peek of what you'll find in this book:  

  • Prehistory: The Mysterious Unknown
  • The Bible and Egypt
  • Mesopotamia: Part of the Fertile Crescent
  • Indus Valley
  • China & Japan
  • Greece & Middle East
  • Americas
  • Carthage, Rasenna & Roma
  • Middle Ages
  • Renaissance
  • Age of Reason
  • Modern Age
  • And more!

Behind the writing of this book is the intent to provoke the mind into considering the existence of that undiscovered country called “the unknown.” Within that great unknown are things that may shock and dismay the traditionalist. Buy the book now to discover the captivating stories of events that shaped our world history

©2017 Matt Clayton (P)2017 Matt Clayton

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full of history and information!!!

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This book was so full of history and information.You can't go wrong with this book if you are interested in World History. Very instructive and so much info packed into a short book!!!

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Greatly recommended!!!

I never understood about history.Greatly recommended!! I'm assured you all will like this book like I did, Matt did a fantastic job writing this book very clear to follow and know I actually couldn't stop it at the end!!

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Makes a fine sensation in my World History

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Usually, the history books are packed with a lot of knowledge that isn't attractive, but this one had data that was not only interesting but information that you would remember and tell your friends and family next time you see them.

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I am a big history buff

I am a big history buff and have listening history and science all my life. When I listen to World History by Matt. Matt was so nice to see what little I knew and so much I didn't know, expressed so elegantly and gracefully in this book.

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Understandable

Not sure I should rate on the book, but this seems to be the place where I can make a comment or two to encourage you to listen to this book."Please be assured that your book will be available for the enjoyment.

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Deep analysis!!!

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This huge book was a birthday gift from my mom many years back, and all this time it lay in the back of some shelf, collecting dust and turning yellow because I simply could not gather enough interest to pick it up.

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Overall great book!!!

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Matt is a historical writer who does what one reviewer referred to as the “little-big” style of writing, that is to say, he takes something little and often overlooked and from it, he spins out larger truths about society and the world. To say that he does this well would be an understatement.Overall great book!!!

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A World History!!!

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A World History, his fascinating history of this overlooked cooking seasoning, makes a couple very good points in its introduction. Because of its current cheapness and easy availability!!!

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Well hopefully at least for a while!

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I believe there is something here for everyone. The author makes the information so interesting that it fastens in your head! Well hopefully at least for a while!

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Such a delightful book!!!

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Such a delightful book. The helpful, view of the storyteller truly made you feel like you were being listened to before bed. It gives a full description of world history, though the focus is very much on Europe. However, a comprehensive history refresher and a total desire to listen to it.

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  • Cella James
  • 01-21-18

keep the listener engaged.

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Still listening to it. So much valuable information, and very well written to keep the listener engaged.well researched and highly recommendable.

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  • Carey Cara
  • 01-20-18

Enjoyed this book so much

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I like history and I particularly enjoyed this book, there is a lot of information to take in so I will listen to it again very soon if the only history has been this enjoyable when I was at school.

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  • Wayne
  • 01-17-18

Great writer great book!!!

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It's surely tough to write a concise world history. Choosing what to carry concisely is more art than ability and the writer does a very good job selecting the facts and laying them out in a clear way. There's just knowledge to send the user looking for more details in fields they get exciting!!!

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  • SnowIn
  • 01-17-18

The performance is great

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This book tells you where, why and how they influenced the world that we live in. The performance is great, and you can listen for hours and hours at the time.

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  • Ella
  • 01-16-18

Impressive history book

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A really impressive overview of history that's made me keen to learn more about certain topics and areas of history.

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  • Ebba Earla
  • 01-16-18

The writer did a good job!!!

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I think the writer did a good job of going into enough details on the major topics to give a good idea of what happened. It will also serve as a springboard for me to dive into certain topics that I find fascinating.

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  • Derya
  • 01-16-18

it shows the historical actions!!!

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it shows the historical actions in a timeline and draws a bigger picture of the actions of the world history and how one of them caused or affected the other!!!

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  • Delja
  • 01-16-18

Well written and great narration!!!

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Excellent book really enjoyed this fast-paced look through history. Well written and great narration. Highly recommend.

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  • Rex Rory
  • 01-15-18

Nice

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The book provides the comprehensive explanation of major historical events and their interconnection which has led the world to such as it is now.

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  • Powell Ray
  • 01-15-18

highly recommended purchase

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The passion for the subject, dedication, and commitment shine through at all times and for me, this is a notable quality of the book. Overall, a highly recommended purchase indeed which takes pride of place on my Audible bookshelf!