1001 Days That Shaped the World

1001 Days That Shaped the World

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Baker & Taylor
A lavish history of the world that ranges from the founding of Rome in 753 BC to the execution of Saddam Hussein in December 2006 profiles 1,001 seminal events that changed and shaped the course of history, from military campaigns and natural disasters, to artistic and cultural milestones, pivotal inventions, and social and political movements.

Book News
Furtado (former editor of History Today magazine) briefly narrates a diverse collection of notable events of 1001 days in history, beginning with the Big Bang and the postulated death of the dinosaurs and concluding with the 2008 earthquake in China's Sichuan province that measured 7.9 on the Richter scale. In between, major discoveries, inventions, firsts, landmarks in art and culture, pivotal turn points in war and politics, revolutions, births, and deaths (by natural and man made means) are summarized. Entries are organized chronologically and elegant illustrations and photographs support the text. The front matter includes an index by country. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Barron's Educational Publishing
From the foundation of Rome on April 21, 753 B.C. to the execution of Saddam Hussein on December 30, 2006, 1001 Days That Shaped the World focuses on those truly extraordinary moments that changed the direction of world history. This eminently readable volume summarizes each event in a brief but dramatic descriptive article supplemented with memorable illustrations or photos. Decisive battles, natural disasters, the rise of emperors, historic assassinations, the launching of successful inventions, the hatching of political plots, artistic and cultural milestones--these are just a few of the general categories that describe the momentous days as recounted by historian Peter Furtado and his team of writers and researchers. Just a few of the 1001 important days captured in these pages are:

  • Sept. 21, 490 B.C.--The Battle of Marathon
  • March 15, 44 B.C.-- Julius Caesar assassinated
  • Dec. 25, 800--Charlemagne crowned Emperor in Rome
  • Oct. 14, 1066--The Battle of Hastings and the Norman Conquest of Britain
  • Jan. 7, 1610--Galileo discovers the moons of Jupiter
  • Dec. 16, 1773--The Boston Tea Party
  • Dec. 2, 1804--Napoleon crowns himself emperor
  • Nov. 24, 1859--Darwin's Origin of Species published
  • March 22, 1895--The first showing of a motion picture by the Lumière brothers
  • Apr. 17, 1906--The San Francisco earthquake
  • Dec. 7, 1941--The Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor
  • Apr. 12, 1961--Yuri Gagarin becomes the first man in Space
  • Nov. 9, 1989--The Berlin Wall Tumbles
  • Sept. 11, 2001--Al Qaeda attacks New York and Washington

    Here is a book to read and enjoy. Filled with stories of human achievement, high drama, and unforgettable tragedy, 1001 Days That Shaped the World presents an accurate account of each event chosen, and explains the event's physical, cultural, social, or economic impact on the world. Hundreds of evocative photos and illustrations.

    & Taylor

    Presents over one thousand notable moments in history, from the formation of the Earth to the current day, and includes brief explanations to the circumstances surrounding each event.

  • Publisher: [Hauppage, N.Y.] : Barron's Educational Series, Inc., [2008]
    Copyright Date: ©2008
    ISBN: 9780764161353
    Branch Call Number: 904 One 2008
    Characteristics: 960 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
    Additional Contributors: Wood, Michael 1948-
    Furtado, Peter


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