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 events physical, cultural, social, or economic impact on the world. Hundreds of evocative photos and illustrations.
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:
From the foundation of Rome on April 21, 753 B.C. to the Arab Spring of 2011, this newly updated edition of 1001 Days That Shaped the World focuses on those truly pivotal moments that have changed the direction of world history. This page-turner of a book summarizes each event with a dramatic descriptive article and memorable illustrations and photos. Among the general categories of events described by historian Peter Furtado and his team of researchers and writers are decisive battles, major natural disasters, historic assassinations, the hatching of political plots, artistic and cultural milestones, and much more. Recent crucial events added in this new edition include-- The Deepwater Horizon oil platform explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, April 20,2010 The Japanese Tsunami on March 11, 2011 Osama bin Laden killed by a U.S. Special Operations military unit in Pakistan, on May 2, 2011 The Euro debt crisis of 2011 Here are stories of human achievement, high drama, and memorable tragedy, explained in terms of their physical, cultural, social, or economic impact on the world. Supplemented with hundreds of evocative photos and illustrations.