--The Importance Of series analyzes the lives of the world's most influential men and women. With an abundance of quotes from histories, biographies, and autobiographies, the books enliven and document the contributions of prominent people as well as place each individual in a historical context. Enhanced by photographs, lengthy primary source quotations, bibliographies and source notes.--
This book was an excellent resource for our study of world history. If you're homeschooling and studying history with real books rather than textbooks, this one's a gem.