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The Story of the World Vol. 4: The Modern Age, Text [Downloadable PDF]


This narrative history covers 1850 to the present day. The last book in the four-part Story of the World.

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History will never be the same! Bring history to life with the Story of the World. Beginning with Victoria’s reign, this final volume of the series tells the story of the modern age.  Where was the Crystal Palace? Who was the Sick Man of Europe? And how did cow fat start a revolution?

Introduce your child to this engaging, read-aloud history!  After all, every parent worries about the choices their child will make in later years. For instance, we know that many of you stay up at night worrying, “If my child raises an army and tries to invade Russia, will she focus pointlessly on capturing Moscow, when she should worry more about the vast manpower reserves, and the still-untouched tank factories beyond the Urals?” 

This spirited reading of the final volume in Susan Wise Bauer’s Story of the World history series brings to life the stories and records of the peoples of the modern age. Now more than ever, other countries and customs affect our everyday lives-and our children need to learn about the people who live all around the globe. Susan Wise Bauer has provided a captivating guide to the history of the modern world. 

Written in an engaging, straightforward manner, The Story of the World weaves world history into a storybook format. This volume covers the major historical events of the years 1850 to the late 1990s, from the reign of England’s Queen Victoria to the collapse of the Berlin Wall. 

Introduce your whole family to this engaging history series–over 800,000 in print!

With the help of the Activity Book, turn the Story of the World into a full year of history, geography, and literature study. And don’t forget about our Audiobook downloads!

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