The Handy History Answer Book: From the Stone Age to the Digital Age

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Visible Ink Press
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7.1 X 9.2 X 1.6 inches | 2.35 pounds

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About the Author
Stephen A. Werner, Ph.D. received his doctorate in Historical Study of Christian Theology from Saint Louis University. He has nearly 30 years of experience teaching humanities courses at several universities in the St. Louis area. Along with courses on human culture and history, mythology, and religious history; he has taught American culture classes, covering such figures as Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley. His previous books include The Handy Christianity Answer Book and How to Study Religion, which provides an introduction to religion for college students or for those who are curious about religion. His other writings focus on American religious history in the 20th century. Werner is also the writer of plays, musicals, and an opera. His song "Irish Farewell" has been popular on YouTube. He resides in St. Louis, Missouri.
"...This book offers more interconnections and explanatory scaffolding than DK's The History Book. VERDICT Anticipating basic questions, maintaining objectivity, and deploying an engaging style, Werner ably provides an introduction of Western history for general readers."-- Library Journal

"This book should have been called Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about History. Dr. Werner has given us a volume containing information on any aspect of history anyone wanted, or needed, to know. ... This book is a major piece of work, but one that doesn't have to be read from page one. The reader only has to open the book and learn something new. This is surely a volume that will be a part of a home library, and will be referred to again and again." -- Children's Literature

"... answers about 1,600 questions about world history, with an emphasis on the ancient Mediterranean world, Europe, and the US. ... describes the importance of knowing history and ways to learn history in an interesting way ..." -- Protoview Book News

Plus, praise for the previous edition ...
"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