Eyewitness to History

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Harper Collins, Aug 1, 1997 - History - 752 pages
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Imagine. . . Witnessing the destruction of Pompeii. . . Accompanying Julius Caesar on his invasion of Britain. . . Flying with the crew of The Great Artiste en route to dropping the atomic bomb on Nagasaki. . .

Civilization's most momentous events come vibrantly alive in this magnificent collection of over three hundred eyewitness accounts spanning twenty-four turbulent centuries -- remarkable recollections of battles, atrocities, disasters, coronations, assassinations and discoveries that shaped the course of history, all related in vivid detail by observers on the scene.


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User Review  - Kris - Goodreads

Fantastic... around 350 short eyewitness accounts of the great moments in history, starting in 430 BC and ending in 1986. I can't recommend this book highly enough. Read full review

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User Review  - Kenneth Burr - Goodreads

I don't really remember reading this book. It was probably very good? Read full review


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About the author (1997)

John Carey is Merton Professor of English at Oxford University. A distinguished critic and broadcaster, he is the author of four previous books on history and literature, and the editor of The Faber Book of Science. He lives in England.

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