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

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

by Joseph Cummins

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ISBN-13: 9781607108634
Publisher: Thunder Bay Press
Publication date: 07/23/2013
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 328
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Joseph Cummins is the author twelve books including History's Great Untold Stories, Turn Around and Run Like Hell and History's Greatest Hits, as well as Anything for a Vote: A History of Dirty Tricks and October Surprises in America's Presidential Elections. He is also the author of a novel, The Snow Train.

 

He lives with his wife and daughter in Maplewood, New Jersey.

Table of Contents

Introduction 8

The Ancient World, 250BG-500AD 10

218 BC: Hannibal Crosses the Alps 12

44 BC: The Assassination of Julius Caesar 20

476 AD: The Fall of the Roman Empire 28

The Middle Ages and Renaissance, 1000-1500 36

1066: The Battle of Hastings 38

1095-1291: The Crusades 46

1215: Magna Carta 54

1347-1349: The Black Death 62

1415: The Battle of Agincourt 70

1431: The Execution of Joan of Arc 78

1478-1530: The Spanish Inquisition 86

1492: Columbus Arrives in the Americas 94

The Early Modern Era, 1500-1900 102

1588: The Defeat of the Spanish Armada 104

1666: The Great Fire of London 112

1759: The Battle of Quebec 120

1776: Washington Crosses the Delaware 128

1789: The Storming of the Bastille 136

1815: The Battle of Waterloo 144

1845-1849: The Irish Potato Famine 152

1854: The Charge of the Light Brigade 160

1863: The Gettysburg Address 168

1876: Custer's Last Stand 176

A World at War, 1900-1950 184

1915: The Battle of Gallipoli 186

1916: The Battle of the Somme 194

1917: The October Revolution 202

1929: The Wall Street Crash 210

1940: The Battle of Britain 218

1941: The Attack on Pearl Harbor 226

1944: D-Day 234

1944: The Battle of the Bulge 242

1945: The Bombing of Hiroshima 250

The Cold War and Beyond, 1950-2001 258

1962: The Cuban Missile Crisis 260

1963: The Assassination of President Kennedy 268

1967: The Six-day War 276

1968: The Tet Offensive 284

1969: The First Moon Landing 292

1989: The Fall of the Berlin Wall 300

2001: 9/11 308

Bibliography 316

Acknowledgments 318

Photography credits 318

Index 319

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