Modern history—history, that is, after the fall of Constantinople in 1453—can sometimes seem like a confusing jumble of unrelated events. As a result, many curricula needlessly avoid this exciting period of history. Memoria Press' new Famous Men of Modern Times will bring the events of the last 500 years to life. These stories provide great insight into the foundations of the modern world. Balanced and well written, with many interesting details and beautiful color illustrations, the Famous Men of Modern Times covers men from all over the world—from Lorenzo the Magnificent to Count von Bismarck.