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Days That Changed the World
     

Days That Changed the World

by Hywel Williams
 
Covering nearly 2500 years, from 28 September 480 BC to 11 September 2001, Days that Changed the World tells the stories of 50 days that truly made history.

Included amongst these momentous turning points are: the assassination of Julius Caesar, the Crucifixion, the First Crusade, Columbus making landfall in the Americas, the defeat of the Spanish

Overview

Covering nearly 2500 years, from 28 September 480 BC to 11 September 2001, Days that Changed the World tells the stories of 50 days that truly made history.

Included amongst these momentous turning points are: the assassination of Julius Caesar, the Crucifixion, the First Crusade, Columbus making landfall in the Americas, the defeat of the Spanish Armada, Cook’s Endeavour departing Plymouth, the taking of the Bastille, the Battle of Waterloo, Einstein revealing his Theory of Relativity, the first day on the Somme, Little Boy devastating Hiroshima, the Apollo 11 Moon landing, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and September 11th.

Days that Changed the World explains the events of the day, their causes and consequences, providing both an insight into each era and an understanding of the wider themes of world history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781435151673
Publisher:
Quercus
Publication date:
01/03/2014
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Hywel Williams is an historian, journalist, and broadcaster. He is the author of the classic account of British politics in the 1990s, Guilty Men: Conservative Decline and Fall, and Cassell’s Chronology of World History: Dates, Events and Ideas that made History, described by the Guardian as “staggeringly clever” and praised by the Times Literary Supplement for its “brilliance, confidence and elegance.”

His most recent book, Britain’s Power Elites: the Rebirth of a Ruling Class, was acclaimed by the Independent on Sunday, as “invigorating,” “learned,” and “enjoyable.” He has been elected an Honorary Fellow of the University of Wales, Bangor.

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