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Eyewitness to History

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Staff Pick

"[A] fascinating anthology of writings throughout history, all written by observers contemporary to the events they record. From Thucydides' account of plague in Athens in 430 B.C. to the fall of Marcos in 1986, eyewitness accounts offer interesting perspectives often missing from later texts....The black plague, Waterloo, Stanley and Livingston, the Titanic, kings, queens, mutinies, executions, early balloon flights, moon walks, atom bombs, it's all here."
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Publisher Comments:

Imagine... Witnessing the destruction of Pompeii... Accompanying Julius Caesar on his invasion of Britain... Flying with the crew of The Great Artiste en route to dropping the atomic bomb on Nagasaki...

Civilization's most momentous events come vibrantly alive in this magnificent collection of over three hundred eyewitness accounts spanning twenty-four turbulent centuries — remarkable recollections of battles, atrocities, disasters, coronations, assassinations and discoveries that shaped the course of history, all related in vivid detail by observers on the scene.

Review:

"This unusual 752-page anthology of eyewitness accounts invites readers to dine with Attila the Hun, gaze on daffodils with Dorothy Wordsworth, attend Gauguin's impromptu wedding to a Tonga girl and roam Africa with Stanley as he searches for Livingston....endlessly fascinating." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"A great browsing collection — though perhaps not for bedtime since many of the accounts deal with war, execution, and disease — and also useful for teaching history or journalism." Library Journal

Synopsis:

Spanning from ancient Greece to the end of the Marcos regime in the Philippines, this collection of eyewitness accounts of significant historical events is culled from hundreds of memoirs, letters, travel books, and newspapers.

About the Author

John Carey is Merton Professor of English at Oxford University. A distinguished critic and broadcaster, he is the author of four previous books on history and literature, and the editor of The Faber Book of Science. He lives in England.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780380729685
Editor:
Carey, John
Publisher:
William Morrow & Company
Editor:
Carey, John
Author:
by John Carey
Author:
Carey, John
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
History
Subject:
World
Subject:
Sources
Subject:
World history
Subject:
World history -- Sources.
Subject:
World - General
Subject:
Reportage literature.
Subject:
World History-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
0509
Publication Date:
19970831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
752
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 13 in 24.64 oz

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Product details 752 pages Perennial - English 9780380729685 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

"[A] fascinating anthology of writings throughout history, all written by observers contemporary to the events they record. From Thucydides' account of plague in Athens in 430 B.C. to the fall of Marcos in 1986, eyewitness accounts offer interesting perspectives often missing from later texts....The black plague, Waterloo, Stanley and Livingston, the Titanic, kings, queens, mutinies, executions, early balloon flights, moon walks, atom bombs, it's all here."

"Review" by , "This unusual 752-page anthology of eyewitness accounts invites readers to dine with Attila the Hun, gaze on daffodils with Dorothy Wordsworth, attend Gauguin's impromptu wedding to a Tonga girl and roam Africa with Stanley as he searches for Livingston....endlessly fascinating." Publishers Weekly
"Review" by , "A great browsing collection — though perhaps not for bedtime since many of the accounts deal with war, execution, and disease — and also useful for teaching history or journalism." Library Journal
"Synopsis" by , Spanning from ancient Greece to the end of the Marcos regime in the Philippines, this collection of eyewitness accounts of significant historical events is culled from hundreds of memoirs, letters, travel books, and newspapers.
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