History's Greatest Hits: Famous Events We Should All Know More about

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The Crusades, Custer’s Last Stand, the Charge of the Light Brigade, D-Day—we’ve all heard of these momentous events. But how much do we really know about them? And why do we remember them?

Using his proven flair for storytelling, author Joseph Cummins recounts thirty-seven of the best-known episodes from our past. Not only does he relate and recreate these events in captivating fashion, he also analyzes their impact on subsequent history and clearly explains the reasons for ...

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Overview

The Crusades, Custer’s Last Stand, the Charge of the Light Brigade, D-Day—we’ve all heard of these momentous events. But how much do we really know about them? And why do we remember them?

Using his proven flair for storytelling, author Joseph Cummins recounts thirty-seven of the best-known episodes from our past. Not only does he relate and recreate these events in captivating fashion, he also analyzes their impact on subsequent history and clearly explains the reasons for their enduring fame. Thus we accompany Hannibal over the Alps with a herd of elephants, and learn what led him to attempt such a daunting and outlandish undertaking. We cross the Delaware River with George Washington to discover how his subsequent raid on British-held Trenton, New Jersey, while a minor victory in military terms, changed the course of the American Revolution. And we follow the British Light Brigade into the “Valley of Death” during the Crimean War and find out how this farcical military blunder was immortalized through its rendition in verse.

Gripping, revealing, and informative, History’s Greatest Hits is a fascinating read for amateur history buffs, students, and anyone else seeking to understand the world we live in today.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781435107359
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 11/25/2008
  • Pages: 328
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Joseph Cummins is the author of History’s Great Untold Stories, Turn Around and Run Like Hell and Great Rivals in History, as well as Anything for a Vote: A History of Dirty Tricks and October Surprises in America’s Presidential Elections. He has also written a novel called The Snow Train (2001). Cummins lives in Maplewood, New Jersey.

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