Numbers can give a fresh and powerful perspective, sharpening the fuzzy outlines of history and bringing more obscure historical players to the fore. They can also offer interesting entry points into broad historical themes. Some numbers even feel as though they can tell a whole story with a few digits. For example, did you know that between 1619 and 1865, African-American slaves provided 222,505,049 hours of forced labor? Or that 191 people were killed trying to cross the Berlin Wall? Or that about 1000 sheep were skinned to make the Domesday Book?History in 100 Numbers presents some of the most famous numbers in history, from the Hundred Years’ War and 9/11 to the 63 clauses in the Magna Carta and the 95 theses of Martin Luther. Whether you read it from cover to cover, dip in and out at random, or decide to read one number a day, this book will entertain and inform you... you can count on it.