The Crusades, Custer's Last Stand, the Charge of the Light Brigade, D-Day — we've all heard of these momentous events, but how much do we really know about them? The ultimate popular history book, History's Greatest Hits brings together, in one elegantly designed volume, the forty most famous events from our past. Author Joseph Cummins recounts each episode with a storyteller's flair. In doing so, he offers fascinating insights into the minds of the protagonists, including many of the greatest names in history, from Hannibal to Churchill and Columbus to Kennedy, as well as new perspectives on conventional history. He reveals just what made these incidents so significant and why they have gained a permanent place in our collective consciousness. Short, easily digestible chapters make this an ideal way to catch up on the history we've heard of and ought to know more about. Illustrations and period photography enhance each story. History's Greatest Hits is the perfect gift for amateur history buffs, students and anyone else seeking to understand the world we live in today.