In late 2004 in Britain, a little, self-published book called The Pocket Book of Patriotism, written by British author George Courtauld, created a huge, publishing sensation selling over 120,000 copies in just over a month. Written initially for his own three boys, Courtauld was appalled that British children didn't know basic facts of their history and set out to create a simple book that would make his children proud of their heritage. The result, The Pocket Book of Patriotism, is a bare-bones, uniquely British timeline of historic events, with no judgement or padding, brought to life by soul-stirring quotations and placing British history along side the rest of the world in a simple history chart. From Stonehenge 2000 BC to the England rugby team's World Cup triumph in 2003, The Pocket Book of Patriotism contains the essential dates, quotes and speeches of British history.
George Courtauld is a married forty-year-old father of three boys under twelve. After leaving Cambridge, he worked in a merchant bank for five years. Twelve years ago, he became a headhunter. This is his first book.
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