1001 Days That Shaped the World

1001 Days That Shaped the World
Format: Hardcover Book , 960 Pages
ISBN: 9780785835790
Publisher: Chartwell Books
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From the foundation of Rome on April 21, 753 B.C. to the Arab Spring of 2011, this newly updated edition of 1001 Days That Shaped the World focuses on those truly pivotal moments that have changed the direction of world history. This page-turner of a book summarizes each event with a dramatic descriptive article and memorable illustrations and photos. Among the general categories of events described by historian Peter Furtado and his team of researchers and writers are decisive battles, major natural disasters, historic assassinations, the hatching of political plots, artistic and cultural milestones, and much more. Recent crucial events added in this new edition include? The Deepwater Horizon oil platform explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, April 20,2010The Japanese Tsunami on March 11, 2011Osama bin Laden killed by a U.S. Special Operations military unit in Pakistan, on May 2, 2011The Euro debt crisis of 2011 Here are stories of human achievement, high drama, and memorable tragedy, explained in terms of their physical, cultural, social, or economic impact on the world. Supplemented with hundreds of evocative photos and illustrations.

The author

Michael Wood is the author of several highly praised books on English History, including In Search of the Dark Ages, Domesday, and In Search of England.  He has nearly 100 documentary films to his name, among them Art of the Western World, Legacy, In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great, and Conquistador.  

Peter Furtado was the editor of the highly regarded monthly history magazine History Today for 10 years.  Over the last 30 years, Peter has written, broadcast and edited reference works across a broad range of historical subjects.  He holds degrees in History and Art History from Oxford University and is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

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Format: Hardcover Book , 960 Pages
ISBN: 9780785835790

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