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1001 Days That Shaped the World (1,000... Before You Die Books) by Furtado, Peter 0764161350 9780764161353
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1001 Days That Shaped the World (1,000... Before You Die Books) by Furtado, Peter

From the foundation of Rome on April 21, 753 B.C. to the execution of Saddam Hussein on December 30, 2006,1001 Days That Shaped the Worldfocuses on those truly extraordinary moments that changed the direction of world history. This eminently readable volume summarizes each event in a brief but dramatic descriptive article supplemented with memorable illustrations or photos. Decisive battles, natural disasters, the rise of emperors, historic assassinations, the launching of successful inventions, the hatching of political plots, artistic and cultural milestones?hese are just a few of the general categories that describe the momentous days as recounted by historian Peter Furtado and his team of writers and researchers. Just a few of the 1001 important days captured in these pages are: Sept. 21, 490 B.C.?he Battle of Marathon March 15, 44 B.C.?Julius Caesar assassinated Dec. 25, 800?harlemagne crowned Emperor in Rome Oct. 14, 1066?he Battle of Hastings and the Norman Conquest of Britain Jan. 7, 1610?alileo discovers the moons of Jupiter Dec. 16, 1773?he Boston Tea Party Dec. 2, 1804?apoleon crowns himself emperor Nov. 24, 1859?arwin? Origin of Species published March 22, 1895?he first showing of a motion picture by the Lumire brothers Apr. 17, 1906?he San Francisco earthquake Dec. 7, 1941?he Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor Apr. 12, 1961?uri Gagarin becomes the first man in Space Nov. 9, 1989?he Berlin Wall Tumbles Sept. 11, 2001?l Qaeda attacks New York and Washington Here is a book to read and enjoy. Filled with stories of human achievement, high drama, and unforgettable tragedy,1001 Days That Shaped the Worldpresents an accurate account of each event chosen, and explains the event? physical, cultural, social, or economic impact on the world. Hundreds of evocative photos and illustrations.

Author: Furtado, Peter

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 960

Publisher: B.E.S. Publishing

Publication Date: 2008-10-01

Our Price: $7.39

ISBN: 0764161350

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