About the series

A little history of little histories

The Little Histories are vivid storybook introductions for the young and old alike. Inspiring and entertaining, each short book lays out our greatest subjects in deceptively simple, engaging tones. With charming and personal insights each expert gently takes the reader from ancient times to the present through bite size chapters, ideal as bedtime reading or on the journey to work.

Little Histories

Whether you know absolutely nothing about a subject and are embarking on your first steps, or you are already familiar with the world the Little History describes, these are the most energetic, entertaining and reliable guides you will find. Building into an essential library, the Little Histories are the starting point for a life time of exploration in the world and its ideas.

The Little Histories family of books is published by Yale University Press. To find out more about our books, visit our US or UK-Europe website:
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