Jack J. Kanski presents concise, illustrated histories covering a range of historical periods and providing readers with key information about events and people that have shaped the history of the world. In Giants of European History, Kanski offers readers key information on the background, biography and legacies of individuals ranging from Alexander the Great to Pope John Paul II. The books also contain information regarding key historical and military events and explore how individuals helped to shape the outcome of these conflicts. Using a didactic, bullet-point format and accompanied by many colour illustrations, including paintings and maps, Kanski’s A Concise Outline series enables readers to quickly and easily absorb key information about some of the world’s most famous historical individuals and events. The books are not designed for historians, but rather will appeal to the general reader searching for concise and informative history books.