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The tide of fortune : twelve historical miniatures

Author: Stefan Zweig; Eden Paul; Cedar Paul
Publisher: New York : Viking Press, 1940.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Zweig, Stefan, 1881-1942.
Tide of fortune.
New York : Viking Press, 1940
(OCoLC)573037505
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stefan Zweig; Eden Paul; Cedar Paul
OCLC Number: 1109683
Notes: Part of this work originally appeared in German under the title "Sternstunden der Menschheit : fünf historische Miniaturen."
Description: viii, 285 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: The head upon the rostrum: Cicero's death, December 7, 43 B.C. --
The conquest of Byzantium, May 29, 1453 --
Flight into immortality: Nuñez de Balboa discovers the Pacific, September 25, 1513 --
The Lord gave the word: Handel's Messiah, August 21, 1741 --
The genius of one night: "The Mareillaise", April 25, 1815 --
The decisive hour at Waterloo: Grouchy obeys orders, June 18, 1815 --
The Marienbad elegy: Goethe's last love, September 5, 1823 --
El Dorado: The gold of California, January 12, 1848 --
First word across the Atlantic: Cyrus Field's cable, August 5, 1858 --
Quest of the South Pole; Scott reaches the Pole, January 16, 1912 --
The sealed train: Lenin leaves Zürich, April 9, 1917 --
Wilson's failure, March 15, 1919.
Other Titles: Selections.
Responsibility: by Stefan Zweig ; translated by Eden and Cedar Paul.

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