100 Families Who Shaped World History

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Demco Media, Sep 1, 1999 - Juvenile Nonfiction
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In 100 Families Who Shaped World History, readers will be fascinated to learn about a variety of families who have attained leadership positions or have demonstrated unique abilities in a variety of fields through two or more generations. Families from ancient to modern times and from around the world are featured. Included are such notable families as the Fords, the Rothschilds and the Rockefellers of business. The Kennedys and the Harrisons of U.S. politics; the British monarchs including the Smarts, Tudors, Yorks and Windors as well as the Habsburgs of Austria and Spain, the Romanovs of Russia, and the Grimaldis of Monaco. Also included are the dynasties of China (the Ming and Manchu) as well as families from the world of acting and performing such as the Fondas and the Jacksons.As with the other titles in Bluewood's popular 100 Series, each entry in 100 Families Who Shaped World History includes an illustration or photograph and a locator map, accompanied by concise, clearly written text -- teeming with facts and nuggets of information. The 100 families are presented alphabetically. The book also has a complete index and trivia quiz. 100 Families Who Shaped World History is perfect for both the browser who wants to read material in quick bites and for those who want to read straight through.

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Though "100 Families Who Shaped the World" did present interesting snapshots on many of the families that shaped world history, I did have a few problems with it. 1) There were errors (the dates ... Read full review

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Samuel Willard Crompton is a published author of young adult books. Some of the published credits of Samuel Willard Crompton include Barry Sanders (Football Superstars), Peyton Manning (Football Superstars), Cyrus the Great (Ancient World Leaders), and John Elway (Football Superstars).

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