Eyewitness to History

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John Carey
Avon, 1990 - World history - 706 pages
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Spanning from ancient Greece to the end of the Marcos regime in the Philippines, this collection of eyewitness accounts of significant historical events is culled from hundreds of memoirs, letters, travel books, and newspapers. Copyright Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

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User Review  - Polaris- - LibraryThing

This was a fascinating collection to dip in and out of in small doses. Reading too much of it in one sitting would have been a bit overwhelming and - certainly in the latter 20th century chapters ... Read full review

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Good John Ed Carey edits a book which takes the best of first person eye witness (in the majority of cases) reportage of disasters, war, sporting events and historical events and puts them ... Read full review

Contents

The Greeks March to the Sea 401 bc
3
The Eruption of Vesuvius 24 August ad 79
16
The Murder of Thomas Becket
30
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John Carey is Merton Professor of English at Oxford University. A distinguished critic, reviewer, & broadcaster, he is the author of several books, including "The Intellectuals & the Masses".

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