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 the book, Kanski offers readers key information on the history of the countries and military events, exploring how individuals helped to shape the outcome of these conflicts. In History of Africa, Asia and Australia and History of the Americas and Caribbean, the reader is also presented with information regarding key historical periods and important events. 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.