Eyewitness to History

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John Carey
Avon, 1990 - World history - 706 pages
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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A compilation of eyewitness accounts of events since 430bc to 1986. This is an eclectic collection of writings which covers anything from green alien children to German inflation in 1922, with all the ... Read full review

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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

Contents

The Greeks March to the Sea 401 bc
3
The Eruption of Vesuvius 24 August ad 79
16
The Murder of Thomas Becket
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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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