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100 Documents That Changed The World

Author : Scott Christianson
ISBN : 9781849943581
Genre : History
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100 Documents That Changed the World brings together the most important written agreements, declarations and statements in history. The documents included here have changed the course of history by rewriting laws, granting freedoms and laying out constitutions. But as well as official charters and presidential proclamations, there are also the hand-written documents that have gone on to shape the way we think, the scrawled notes that mark breakthroughs in the worlds of science and technology, and the annotated manuscripts that have become literary landmarks. Documents included: Magna Carta (1215); Shakespeare’s First Folio (1623); Declaration of independence (1776); Constitution of the United States (1787); Louisiana Purchase (1803); Darwin’s Evolutionary Tree (1837); Gettysburg Address (1863); Treaty of Versailles (1919); German Surrender (1945); Martin Luther King, Jr's “I Have A Dream” speech (1963); First Website (1991); Edward Snowden Files (2013).
Category: History

100 Books That Changed The World

Author : Scott Christianson
ISBN : 9781849945165
Genre : History
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A chronological survey of the world's most influential books. Many books have become classics, must-reads or overnight publishing sensations, but how many can genuinely claim to have changed the way we see and think? In 100 Books that Changed the World, authors Scott Christianson and Colin Salter bring together an exceptional collection of truly groundbreaking books – from scriptures that founded religions, to scientific treatises that challenged beliefs, to novels that kick-started literary genres. This elegantly designed book offers a chronological survey of the most important books from around the globe, from the earliest illuminated manuscripts to the age of the ebook publication. Entries include: The Iliad and The Odyssey, Homer (750 BC), Gutenberg Bible (1450s), The Quran (AD 609–632), On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres, Nicolaus Copernicus (1543), Shakespeare’s First Folio (1623), Philosophae Naturalis Principia Mathematica, Isaac Newton (1687), The Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith (1776), The Vindication of the Rights of Woman, Mary Wollstonecraft (1792), On the Origin of Species, Charles Darwin (1859), Das Kapital, Karl Marx (1867), The Interpretation of Dreams, Sigmund Freud (1899), The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank (1947), Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-tung (1964), A Brief History of Time, Stephen Hawking (1988).
Category: History

The Month That Changed The World

Author : Gordon Martel
ISBN : 9780191643286
Genre : History
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On 28 June 1914 the Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated in the Balkans. Five fateful weeks later the Great Powers of Europe were at war. Much time and ink has been spent ever since trying to identify the 'guilty' person or state responsible, or alternatively attempting to explain the underlying forces that 'inevitably' led to war in 1914. Unsatisfied with these explanations, Gordon Martel now goes back to the contemporary diplomatic, military, and political records to investigate the twists and turns of the crisis afresh, with the aim of establishing just how the catastrophe really unfurled. What emerges is the story of a terrible, unnecessary tragedy - one that can be understood only by retracing the steps taken by those who went down the road to war. With each passing day, we see how the personalities of leading figures such as Kaiser Wilhelm II, the Emperor Franz Joseph, Tsar Nicholas II, Sir Edward Grey, and Raymond Poincaré were central to the unfolding crisis, how their hopes and fears intersected as events unfolded, and how each new decision produced a response that complicated or escalated matters to the point where they became almost impossible to contain. Devoting a chapter to each day of the infamous 'July Crisis', this gripping step by step account of the descent to war makes clear just how little the conflict was in fact premeditated, preordained, or even predictable. Almost every day it seemed possible that the crisis could be settled as so many had been over the previous decade; almost every day there was a new suggestion that gave statesmen hope that war could be avoided without abandoning vital interests. And yet, as the last month of peace ebbed away, the actions and reactions of the Great Powers disastrously escalated the situation. So much so that, by the beginning of August, what might have remained a minor Balkan problem had turned into the cataclysm of the First World War.
Category: History

Daily Life Through World History In Primary Documents The Middle Ages And Renaissance

Author : Lawrence Morris
ISBN : 0313339007
Genre : Civilization
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Offers a collection of historical documents and illustrations, affording insight into daily life in major world cultures throughout history. This three-volume set provides primary sources from various continents, maintaining a special focus on the Western cultures and their histories.
Category: Civilization

The Last 100 Days

Author : John Toland
ISBN : 9780804180948
Genre : History
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A dramatic countdown of the final months of World War II in Europe, The Last 100 Days brings to life the waning power and the ultimate submission of the Third Reich. To reconstruct the tumultuous hundred days between Yalta and the fall of Berlin, John Toland traveled more than 100,000 miles in twenty-one countries and interviewed more than six hundred people—from Hitler’s personal chauffeur to Generals von Manteuffel, Wenck, and Heinrici; from underground leaders to diplomats; from top Allied field commanders to brave young GIs. Toland adeptly weaves together these interviews using research from thousands of primary sources. When it was first published, The Last 100 Days made history, revealing after-action reports, staff journals, and top-secret messages and personal documents previously unavailable to historians. Since that time, it has come to be regarded as one of the greatest historical narratives of the twentieth century.
Category: History

The American Patriot S Handbook

Author : George Grant
ISBN : 9781492618478
Genre : Political Science
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This revised and updated edition of The American Patriot's Handbook gives an authoritative and concise introduction to the ideas, events, and personalities that have shaped American freedom, ideals, and values. Included are important and inspirational speeches, poems and song lyrics along with profiles of presidents and prominent individuals who have shaped the nation's history. Key documents featured are: • The Mayflower Compact • The Declaration of Independence • The lyrics to "The Star Spangled Banner" • The Inaugural Address by John F. Kennedy • The Letter from the Birmingham Jail by Martin Luther King Jr. A wonderful amount of new material delves even deeper into our national identity to showcase not only our fighting spirit, but strong compassion, including: • Epitaph of a Patriot by Anne Bradstreet • The Defense of the Alamo by Joaquin Miller • Nobel Prize Acceptance by William Faulkner • September 11 Address to the Nation by George W. Bush The American Patriot's Handbook is the perfect resource for anyone who wishes to understand this majestic country, from its historic founding until today...
Category: Political Science

Quantum Leaps

Author : Jon Balchin
ISBN : 9781784040925
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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'If I saw further than others,' said Sir Issac Newton, 'it is because I was standing on the shoulders of giants.''Quantum Leaps' introduces one hundred of these giants and examines their achievements: the men and women who, often in the face of extreme scepticism or worse, have striven and succeeded in pushing back the boundaries of human knowledge. Ranging across the spectrum of scientific endeavour, from the cosmology of Copernicus and Galileo, through the medical revolutions of Hippocrates and Galen, it includes the fields of physics, biology, chemistry and genetics. This is the story of the ideas that have shaped the world today, and the ideas that will shape the future. This is the Popular Reference edition of the fully-illustrated title 'Science', ISBN:9781782120469.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

State Of The World 2002

Author : The Worldwatch Institute
ISBN : 9781610916370
Genre : Nature
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State of the World 2002 includes chapters on climate change, farming, toxic chemicals, sustainable tourism, population, resource conflicts and global governance
Category: Nature

It S Getting Better All The Time

Author : Stephen Moore
ISBN : 1882577965
Genre : Business & Economics
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And now, a dose of good news. In a new book that will put the gloom-and-doom industry out of business, the Cato Institute says more human progress has been achieved in the last 100 years than in all of the previous centuries combined.
Category: Business & Economics