I wish I'd been there , book two: European history
What is the scene or incident in European history that you would like to have witnessed--and why?This is the question that the editors posed to twenty superb historians who wrote a personal essay in response. The result is this engrossing book, a worthy sequel to the acclaimed volume on American history, I Wish I'd Been There, The death of Alexander the Great and the German surrender ending WWII are among the key events that are re-created and illuminated by such scholars as Tom Holland, William McNeill, Katherine Duncan-Jones, Richard Pipes, Freeman Dyson, and Margaret MacMillan. WITH ALEXANDER, NAPOLEON, AND PICASSO is a marvelous idea, wonderfully and imaginatively executed. The result is an historical pageant of characters and events that will delight all readers of history.
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|Grouping Title||i wish i d been there book two european history|
|Grouping Author||byron hollinshead|
|Grouping Language||English (eng)|
|Last Grouping Update||2020-09-06 22:18:14PM|
|Last Indexed||2020-10-01 02:48:57AM|
|Novelist Primary ISBN||none|
Rabb, Theodore K.
Rabb, Theodore K.
|available_at_englewood||Englewood Public Library|
|display_description||What is the scene or incident in European history that you would like to have witnessed--and why? This is the question that the editors posed to twenty superb historians, who each wrote a personal essay in response. The result is this engrossing book, a worthy sequel to the acclaimed volume on American history, I Wish I'd Been There. From the death of Alexander the Great to the German surrender ending World War II, these essays move across a wide geography for over two millennia and deal with politics, law, religion, peace and war, science and the arts, rebellion, and social change. In addition to adding immediacy, color, and vibrancy to well-known events, they also provide fresh illuminations and interpretations of vital moments in the history of Europe.--From publisher description.|
|owning_library_englewood||Englewood Public Library|
|owning_location_englewood||Englewood Public Library|
|title_display||I wish I'd been there , book two : European history|
|title_full||I wish I'd been there , book two : European history / edited by Byron Hollinshead and Theodore K. Rabb|
|title_short||I wish I'd been there , book two|