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Understanding the First and Second World Wars

World Wars

Explore the history of the First and Second World Wars with Usborne's fascinating range of war books including gripping fiction, True Stories and comprehensive guides. The books are also enhanced with internet links via Usborne Quicklinks to carefully researched websites where readers can find out more about the World Wars.

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"Usborne produce quality children’s books which continue to grow in sales throughout our shops. They have produced books about the world wars which are accessible, informative and engaging"

Kieran Whitworth, Imperial War Museums

Latest history titles

First World War sticker book

First World War sticker book

Travel back in time with this fascinating sticker book, jam-packed with information, maps and photographs taken during the First World War.


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Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela

The complete story of the life of Nelson Mandela: one of the most famous names in modern history.


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A visitor's guide to ancient Greece

A visitor's guide to ancient Greece

Travel back in time to Ancient Greece with this humorous guide crammed with information and advice for the adventurous time-tourist.


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Usborne Quicklinks

Quicklinks for internet-linked books

Find internet links to useful websites to accompany Usborne books on the Usborne Quicklinks website.

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Hand-picked Viking collection

Viking Invader book cover"A history book doesn’t have to be boring – your child can take in the facts in the form of tabloid newspaper headlines in the Newspaper Histories"

TheSchoolRun.com review of Newspaper Histories - spoof tabloid newspaper full of historical facts

The story of the Second World War"An ideal introduction to World War II for readers aged 8+."

Recommended Reads review of The story of the Second World War

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