366 : More Great Stories from History for Every Day of the Year Hardback
This is the unputdownable sequel to "365", with highly addictive, bite-size chunks of history.
On Jan 16, 1920, prohibition is born. On Feb 14, 270: St Valentine's martyrdom gives birth to a romantic tradition.
On Jul 5, 1946: The bikini swimsuit makes its debut at a Paris fashion show.
On Dec 22, 1849: Dostoyevsky is led out for a pretend execution.
Strange sometimes to think, even the biggest events of world history happened on a particular day - a rainy February 25th, a sweltering July 2nd, your father's birthday...W.
B. Marsh and Bruce Carrick present a leap year of historical stories in turns amazing, horrifying, touching and tearful.
Spanning the history of man's life on earth and every corner of the inhabited world, they paint a picture of infinite richness and minute, enthralling detail.
Read about the first-ever tanks going into combat on the Somme, Pushkin's death in a duel, Nietzsche's dramatic breakdown in Turin, Jesse Owens humiliating the Nazis at the Olympic Games and much, much more.
This is the ideal book for any history junkie.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 576 pages
- Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 04/10/2007
- Category: General & world history
- ISBN: 9781840468274
- Paperback from £9.19