O'Malley, John, S.J. The Jesuits: A History from Ignatius to the Present. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2014.
“Concise and compelling, The Jesuits is an accessible introduction for anyone interested in world or church history. In addition to the narrative, the book provides a timeline, a list of significant figures, photos of important figures and locations, recommendations for additional reading, and more.” “The short history displays all O'Malley's narrative and analytic skills in a slim volume which manages to convey the entire global sweep of Jesuit history.” – from http://amzn.com/144223475X