I Wish I'd Been There

I Wish I'd Been There

Book Two, European History

Book - 2008
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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.
Publisher: New York, NY : Doubleday : 2008
ISBN: 9780385519083
Branch Call Number: 940 I1h
Characteristics: 318p illus
Alternative Title: European history


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