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History's greatest hits : famous events we should all know more about

Author: Joseph Cummins
Publisher: Millers Point, N.S.W. : Pier 9 ; London : Murdoch Books [distributor], ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Crusades, Custers Last Stand, the Charge of the Light Brigade, D-Day weve all heard of these momentous events, but how much do we really know about them? The ultimate popular history book, Historys Greatest Hits brings together in one elegantly designed volume the forty most famous events from our past. Author Joseph Cummins recounts each episode with a storyteller's flair. In doing so, he offers fascinating  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Cummins
ISBN: 9781921259883 1921259884
OCLC Number: 163618545
Description: 327 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Hannibal crosses the Alps --
The assassination of Julius Caesar --
The fall of the Roman Empire --
The Battle of Hastings --
The Crusades --
Magna Carta --
The Black Death --
The Battle of Agincourt --
The execution of Joan of Arc --
The Spanish Inquisition --
Columbus arrives in the Americas --
The defeat of the Spanish Armada --
The Great fire of London --
The Battle of Quebec --
Washington crosses the Delaware --
The storming of the Bastille --
The Battle of Waterloo --
The Irish potatoe famine --
The Charge of the Light Brigade --
The Gettysburg Address --
Custer's Last Stand --
The Battle of Gallipoli --
The Battle of the Somme --
The October Revolution --
The Wall Street Crash --
The Battle of Britain --
The attack on Pearl Harbor --
D-Day --
The Battle of the Bulge --
The bombing of Hiroshima --
The Cuban Missile Crisis --
The assassination of President Kennedy --
The Six-day War --
The Tet offensive --
The first moon landing --
The fall of the Berlin Wall --
9/11.
Responsibility: Joseph Cummins.

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The Crusades, Custer's Last Stand, the Charge of the Light Brigade, D-Day - we've all heard of these momentous events, but how much do we really know about them? Author Joseph Cummins recounts each  Read more...

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