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I Used to Know That: History Hardcover – 27 May 2010

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  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Michael O'Mara (27 May 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1843174758
  • ISBN-13: 978-1843174752
  • Product Dimensions: 13.8 x 2.1 x 20.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
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Review of the bestselling "I Used To Know That": 'a jolly useful old school primer dressed up in postmodern clothes... Everyone will want to dip into this.' --Tribune, 6 June 08

'A fun and witty collection of snippets of information we 'used to know' from school.' --Essentials, July 2008

'This is a fascinating book... it will no doubt be a great source of entertainment around many a dinner table during the festive season.' --She, December 08

About the Author

Emma Marriott is a freelance writer and editor whose previous works for Michael O'Mara Books include I Used to Know That: History, Bad History: How We Got the Past Wrong and The History of the World in Bite-sized Chunks. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.


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Hadn't come across this series before this book, but if this one is anything to go by then the others may be worth a little perusal.
I enjoy my history and going through the book I'd think " But what about such and such?" But the book isn't meant to be an encylopedia, It's more of a comprehensive collection of cramer notes to take you off on further reading.
There are some glaring omissions, both from a geographical and time standpoint. But then there also was when we were learning these things for the first time. Though that's what bookshops, libraries and the internet are for; to fill in those gaps and help you understand. If we don't learn from the past we're doomed to repeat those self same mistakes.
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Good for a overview but lacking in dates and genealogies,ie Plantagenets. No good for British History nor for finding Inventors, Explorers or Scientists
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I have a number of books in this sreies and, though they are not definitive, they are an enjoyable way of remembering
stuff, or even learning .
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Yes brings back alot of those things that you knew but had filed away.

Just right for refreashing the mind for those quiz questions you need to work out.
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I wanted this book to dip in and out of while I am reading other historical works --- so far it has been very useful .
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This small book gives a reminder, in sufficient detail, to remind one of how much one has forgotten, over the years.
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Brought back various memories of the good, bad and ugly from school. A book to make you smile.
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Very good & concise history of the British Isles. A good read
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