The inspiring stories of 6 people who changed history. Contents: Confucius, the great Chinese philosopher; Socrates, the great Greek philosopher; Aristotle, the first to organize scientific knowledge; William Wilberforce who ended the British slave trade; Karl Marx who wrote The Communist Manifesto and Das Kapital; Mahatma Gandhi who helped free India from British rule. About the Amazing People series: A unique opportunity for learners of English to read about the exceptional lives and incredible abilities of some of the most insightful people the world has seen. Each book contains six short stories, told by the characters themselves, as if in their own words. The stories explain the most significant parts of each character's life, giving an insight into how they came to be such an important historic figure. After each story, a timeline presents the most major events in their life in a clear and succinct fashion. The timeline is ideal for checking comprehension or as a basis for project work or further research.