History in Quotations

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Orion Publishing Group, Limited, Sep 25, 2008 - History - 1008 pages
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With a foreword by Simon Schama, one of the world's foremost historians, and with 9,000 chronological quotations arranged in 90 thematic chapters, this huge treasury is bursting with historical gems. The verbal banquet comes courtesy of such diverse figures as Herodotus, Charlemagne, Dante, Shakespeare, Thomas More, Marie Antoinette, Napoleon, Harriet Tubman, Rasputin, Lenin, Nehru, Al Capone, Churchill, Charles Lindbergh, Mao, Gloria Steinem, Susan Sontag, and hundreds more. These aren't quick one-liners, but richly detailed and generous excerpts from speeches, documents, literature, and other sources. Every continent and every major civilization receives representation and enlightening commentary, with topics ranging from the toppling of nations to the changes in science. All the quotations have annotations, with details about sources.

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About the author (2008)

M. J. Cohen is a former reference and educational publisher and an experienced compiler of quotations titles. He is the editor of the Penguin Dictionary of Quotations. He lives in North London.John Major is former Reader in Modern History at the University of Hull, and a specialist in modern US history. He lives in Beverley, E. Yorks.

John Major is the author of The Land and People of China (a Notable 1989 Children's Trade Books in Social Studies, NCSS/CBC) and The Land and People of Maylaysia & Brunei (a 1992 Books for the Teen Age, NY Public Library). He lives in New York, NY.

Stephen Fieser illustrated The Christmas Sky by Franklin Branley and The Sabbath Lion by Howard Schwartz and Barbara Rush. He lives in Harrisburg, PA.

Simon Schama is University Professor of Art History and History at Columbia University in New York. His award-winning books include The American Future: A History; Rough Crossings; The Power of Art; The Embarrassment of Riches: An Interpretation of Dutch Culture in the Golden Age; Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution; Dead Certainties (Unwarranted Speculations); Landscape and Memory; Rembrandt's Eyes; and the History of Britain trilogy. He has written and presented forty television documentary films for the BBC, PBS, and The History Channel--including the Emmy-winning Power of Art--on subjects that range from John Donne to Tolstoy.

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