What World History Books Are Good for Finding Answers for "Jeopardy!" Questions?


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"The Complete Idiot's Guide to British Royalty" is one of several "Idiot's Guide" and "For Dummies" history books ideal for "Jeopardy!" research. Other promising books include "The Complete Idiot's Guide to American History," "The Complete Idiot's Guide to World History" and "U.S. Military History For Dummies."

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Published by Alpha Books, the "Idiot's Guide" series presents accessible, general overviews of many topics. Unlike many other history books, "Idiot's Guide" history books are designed for easy digestion by those new to history. For developing fluency in history, IDG Book's "For Dummies" series is also fruitful. Written by Peter Haugen, "World History For Dummies" is one of the most useful books in this category.

Created by Merv Griffin in 1964, "Jeopardy!" is an extremely popular quiz game show. As of 2015, the series has aired over 6,000 episodes. The daily syndicated version of "Jeopardy!" is hosted by Alex Trebek, one of the most iconic game show hosts. In 2013, TV Guide released its list of the 60 greatest American television programs, and included "Jeopardy!" at number 45. Adapted for local audiences, "Jeopardy!" became a hit in many different parts of the world. As of 2015, Ken Jennings holds the record for the longest "Jeopardy!" winning streak, having won 74 times. Jennings has amassed over $2 million in winnings.

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