The word, "outline," in the subtitle is true. This book looks at brief histories of the following nations:
Each section features a brief, bullet-point history dating from around 1000 CE to the present day, with about half of the information dealing with the wars of the 20th Century. Much of the history that I found interesting was the development of nations in the 19th century, first as monarchies, later as republics.
There are good graphics describing each country's flag, as well as significant leaders.
This is a good resource for those who may be called upon to lecture on a given topic, who are looking for good images or general histories to convey. That's how I would use it, at least.
by James D