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DetailsPresented with colourful timelines and a mixture of bright illustrations and photography, Flashpoints in History is an accessible introduction into the major events of modern history and the characters involved.Divided into chapters covering Politics, Science, Sports, Celebrity, and War, the book highlights the moments that turned the tide of public opinion, the points of no return, and recognize the exact flashpoint that defined eras, people and events.With bite-sized overviews, easy-to-follow timelines and the historical flashpoints helpfully identified and explored in greater depth, the book focuses on major historical events such as the Russian Revolution, the Wall Street Crash and the moon landings, as well as the characters involved, from JFK to Bob Dylan, Einstein to Usain Bolt.When did Jessie Owens become more than just a sportsman and Winston Churchill more than a politician?How did Beatlemania begin?Could the First World War have been avoided?All of these and many more questions are explained and answered.ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Ben Hubbard is a non-fiction author with 24 years' experience in books, newspapers and magazines and had written over 100 titles for children and adults. He had written books on a wide variety of subject matter: from Vikings, the Samurai and Roman gladiators, to football, pop music and pet care.His clients include Penguin Books, DK, Wayland, Franklin Watts, Heinemann-Raintree, Oxford University Press, Carlton Publishing, Arcturus, HarperCollins, The History Press, TopThat!, Little, Brown Book Group, Igloo Books, Bounty Books, Firecrest Books, Amber Books.His books are:-Space Race (Carlton, 2019)Titanic (Carlton, 2019)The Big Countdown (series, Watts, 2018)Time Travel Guides (series, Watts, 2018)Settlers & Invaders (Raintree, 2018)Time Travel Guides (series, Watts, 2018)Plantagenets (Amber, 2018)Robots (OUP, 2018)Troy (Amber, 2018)Dot.CommonSense (Wayland, 2018)Smile! (Raintree, 2018)Crime & Punishment (Raintree, 2017)The Monarchy (Raintree, 2017)Explanatorium of Nature (co-author, DK, 2017)I Want a Dog/Cat (series, Watts, 2017)Digital Planet (series, Raintree, 2017)Bloody History of Paris (Amber 2017)Great Engineers (OUP, 2016)Dinosaurs (Arcturus, 2016)Big History (co-author, DK, 2016)Sharks (Carlton, 2016)Zoom In! (OUP, 2016)Airplane (Carlton, 2016)Flashpoints in History (Octopus, 2016)10 Artworks/People That Changed The World (series, Wayland, 2015)Vikings (Amber, 2015)Neil Armstrong/Yuri Gagarin (series, Raintree, 2015)Gladiator (Amber, 2015)Caring for Dogs/Cats (series, Watts, 2015)Zoom Out! (OUP, 2015)Women of the Industrial Revolution (Raintree, 2014)History of Football (Igloo, 2014)Samurai Warrior (Amber, 2014)Tornadoes (Raintree, 2014)FIFA World Cup (Carlton, 2014)Samurai (History Press, 2014)My Own Puppy/Kitten (series, Top That!, 2014)Science Year By Year (co-author, DK, 2013)Science & Technology (Carlton, 2013)Egyptian Spy (Firecrest, 2013)Super Scary (Parragon, 2013)Yuck! Gross! (Parragon, 2013)My Book, My Rules (Parragon, 2012)Science Encyclopedia (Leopard Learning, 2012)Skylanders (Penguin, 2012)Gladiators (Little, Brown, 2011)History Through The Ages (Igloo, 2011)My First Encyclopedia (HarperCollins, 2011)High Level Security (Crabtree, 2010)Code Breakers (Crabtree, 2010)Cool Stuff (Crabtree, 2010)Top Ten: Longest; Biggest; Smallest (series, ticktock, 2010)Dragons Den (Penguin, 2009)History of Pop (Crabtree, 2009)Haunted House; Aliens; Animals (series, Arcturus, 2008)Rugby Skills (ticktock, 2008)Medieval Castle (QCB, 2008)
SKU Code PRK B 4743 Weight in Kg 0.2500 Brand Bookwomb Dispatch Period in Days 3 ISBN No. 9780753728376 Author Name BEN HUBBARD Publisher Name Octopus Pub Group