366 : More Great Stories from History for Every Day of the Year Paperback
This is the unputdownable sequel to 365 - highly addictive, with bite-size chunks of history.
Jan 16, 1920: Prohibition is born. Feb 14, 270: St Valentine's martyrdom gives birth to a romantic tradition.
Jul 5, 1946: The bikini swimsuit makes its debut at a Paris fashion show.
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: Paperback
- Pages: 576 pages
- Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 07/08/2008
- Category: General & world history
- ISBN: 9781848310056
- Hardback from £12.45