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History Timelines. Rosen, 2011. PLB $47.95. Maps. Photographs. Charts. Index. Further Reading. Glossary.

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Evans, A. A., and David Gibbons. The Illustrated Timeline of World War II. 264p. 978-1448847952.

Forrest, Glen C., A. A. Evans, and David Gibbons. The Illustrated Timeline of Military History. 232p. 978-1448847945.

The History Timelines series includes four volumes: The Illustrated Timeline of Military History, The Illustrated Timeline of Medicine, The Illustrated Timeline of the History of the World, and The Illustrated Timeline of World War II. The Illustrated Timeline of World War II delves into weapons and warfare, uniforms, significant people, battles, and death camps. It does not generally discuss the aftermath of the war, except for war crimes and trials, but it does contain events leading to war. The Illustrated Timeline of Military History includes ancient worlds, photos of artifacts, battles, and information about Iraq.

While these books cover a variety of topics, they do not go into depth. They also miss such topics as women (in both volumes) and Celtic and Asian history in The Illustrated Timeline of Military History. The series resembles the style of a DK book--pleasing to the eye and not an overwhelming amount of information. The content is presented in short snippets interspersed with great photographs, maps, and tables. A timeline sidebar runs down each page, making the information clear and concise. At times there is a discrepancy about the amount of information. The American War of Independence has a one-page spread, while the American Civil War has a four-page spread. This series is a great starting point for research.--Jennifer Rummel.

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Title Annotation:'The Illustrated Timeline of World War II' and 'The Illustrated Timeline of Military History'
Author:Rummel, Jennifer
Publication:Voice of Youth Advocates
Article Type:Brief article
Date:Feb 1, 2012
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