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365 : your date with history

Author: W B Marsh; Bruce Carrick
Publisher: Cambridge : Icon, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"365: Your Date With History is a historical encyclopedia, mapping the highs and lows of human existence throughout the year. W.B. Marsh and Bruce Carrick have often deliberately picked stories to surprise - the day Rommel, the Desert Fox, committed suicide, the Duchess of Richmond's ball three days before the Battle of Waterloo, attended by the Duke of Wellington and immortalised in Vanity Fair, Nelson joining the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Miscellanea
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: W B Marsh; Bruce Carrick
ISBN: 1840466065 9781840466065
OCLC Number: 56644924
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxxvi, 683 pages ; 25 cm
Responsibility: W.B. Marsh and Bruce Carrick.

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A fascinating compendium of historical tales, organized by the days of the year, spanning the highs and lows of human existence. Read about the day Jesse Owens humiliated the Nazis at the Olympic  Read more...

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A fascinating pot pourri that will appeal to lovers of historical trivia -- Good Book Guide

 
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