Days That Changed The World

Author: Hywel Williams
Publisher: Quercus
ISBN: 1623655331
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Days That Changed The World. The currents of History run deep and often unseen beneath the everyday ripple of events. But now and again the current rises to the surface, and the events of a single day shed an exceptional light on the meaning of the past. Such events are the subject of Days that Changed the World. Some of the 50 days described here mark the end of an era; others the start of something new. Many are the dates of bloody battles or murders; others of momentous decisions or breathtaking discoveries. All are remembered as powerful symbols of their time. Our story begins almost 2500 years ago on 28 September 480 before the Christian Era, when the Athenian navy destroyed the Persian invasion fleet in the Bay of Salamis. Had the Persians won we might never have heard the names of Plato, Aristotle or Alexander, nor recognize the word democracy. Charting 50 such defining moments, concluding with 11 September 2001 and the destruction of New York's Twin Towers, Days that Changed the World is a unique and fascinating way to portray the story of world history. These 50 history-making days include: The Battle of the Salamis; The Assassination of Julius Caesar; The Crucifixion of Jesus Christ; The Dedication of Constantinople; The Death of Muhammad; The Coronation of Charlemagne; The Death of Genghis Khan; The Fall of Constantinople; The Defeat of the Spanish Armada; The Defenestration of Prague; The Fall of the Bastille; The Battle of Waterloo; Parliament Passing the Emancipation Act; The Battle of Sedan; The Boxer Rebellion; The First Day of the Somme; The Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor; The Bombing of Hiroshima; Martin Luther King's "I have a Dream'; The Breaching of the Berlin Wall; Nelson Mandela's Release from Prison; Nine Eleven.

Time 80 Days That Changed The World

Author: Editors of Time Magazine
Publisher: Time
ISBN: 9781932273021
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Time 80 Days That Changed The World. More than two hundred superlative photographs complement a fascinating look back at the key events and personalities that transformed modern history, capturing such seminal episodes as Pearl Harbor, D-Day, the moon landing, and the computer age, as well as such individuals as Gandhi, Churchill, Muhammad Ali, and Charlie Chaplin.

Eight Days That Changed The World

Author: Don M. Aycock
Publisher: Kregel Publications
ISBN: 9780825421426
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Eight Days That Changed The World. The history of the world changed forever in the eight days from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday. This 'Easter Octave' is so crucial to the Christian faith that Matthew, Mark and Luke devote one-third of their gospels to it while John devotes one-half of his gospel to this crucial period.

909 Days That Changed The World

Author: Robert J. Dunne
Publisher: Leonine Publishers
ISBN: 9780986055270
Size: 79.15 MB
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909 Days That Changed The World. Jesus Christ walked this earth for about 33 years. Of them, only the last 909 days (two and a half years) were spent in public ministry. After his death and resurrection, his words, deeds, and actions were recorded in four different gospels for all to read. But many Christians, and maybe you, read one gospel at a time and don't quite understand how the four fit together. Regular church attendees may get to the point where they unconsciously tune out parts of the readings because they "know how this one ends." They hear the same bits and pieces about the life of Jesus Christ, but don't know the full chronological context in which these events take place. This book changes all that. 909 Days that Changed the World features short, thoughtful, easy-to-read chapters in the order of events as they likely happened and includes a chronological table with the four gospels cross-referenced.

Eight Hundred Ninety Five Days That Changed The World

Author: Graeme Stewart Mount
Publisher: Black Rose Books Ltd
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Eight Hundred Ninety Five Days That Changed The World. Looks at the presidency of Gerald R. Ford, detailing his accomplishments and describing how events during that time changed the world.

100 Days In Photographs

Author: Nicholas Yapp
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426201974
Size: 46.43 MB
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100 Days In Photographs. More than three hundred photographs from the archives of Getty Images and National Geographic capture one hundred days that represent pivotal moments of the past 150 years, including Lincoln's assassination, the 1929 Wall Street crash, Kristallnacht, Chernobyl, September 11, and other events and personalities who shaped the world. 125,000 first printing.

December 1941

Author: Craig Shirley
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1595554580
Size: 41.98 MB
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December 1941. In the days before the attack on Pearl Harbor, eyes in America were focused on the war in Europe or distracted by the elevated mood sweeping the country in the final days of the Great Depression. But when planes dropped out of a clear blue sky and bombed the American naval base and aerial targets in Hawaii, all of that changed. December 1941 takes readers into the moment-by-moment ordeal of a nation waking to war. Best-selling author Craig Shirley celebrates the American spirit while reconstructing the events that called it to shine with rare and piercing light. By turns nostalgic and critical, he puts readers on the ground in the stir and the thick of the action. Relying on daily news reports from around the country and recently declassified government papers, Shirley sheds light on the crucial diplomatic exchanges leading up to the attack, the policies on internment of Japanese living in the U.S. after the assault, and the near-total overhaul of the U.S. economy for war. Shirley paints a compelling portrait of pre-war American culture: the fashion, the celebrities, the pastimes. And his portrait of America at war is just as vivid: heroism, self-sacrifice, mass military enlistments, national unity and resolve, and the prodigious talents of Hollywood and Tin Pan Alley aimed at the Axis Powers, as well as the more troubling price-controls and rationing, federal economic takeover, and censorship. Featuring colorful personalities such as Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, U.S. Secretary of State Cordell Hull, and General Douglas MacArthur, December 1941 highlights a period of profound change in American government, foreign and domestic policy, law, economics, and business, chronicling the developments day by day through that singular and momentous month. December 1941 features surprising revelations, amusing anecdotes, and heart-wrenching stories, and also explores the unique religious and spiritual dimension of a culture under assault on the eve of Christmas. Before the attack on Pearl Harbor, the closest thing to war for the Americans was uncoordinated, mediocre war games in South Carolina. Less than thirty days later, by the end of December 1941, the nation was involved in a pitched battle for the preservation of its very way of life, a battle that would forever change the nation and the world.

Days That Shaped Our World

Author: Peter Furtado
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
ISBN: 9781844039050
Size: 17.87 MB
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Days That Shaped Our World. This remarkable book presents enthralling accounts of 1001 life-changing events that have taken place around the world since the Big Bang. From the foundation of Rome on 21 April 753BCE to the Charlie Hebdo shootings in January 2015, and from the Battle of Marathon on 21 September 490BCE to the discovery of the Higgs Boson, 1001 Days That Shaped Our World tells the history of the world through extraordinary moments, decisive encounters, memorable incidents, and natural disasters. Compiled by historian, Peter Furtado, and written by an international team of historians, journalists, and scientists, the book features a detailed and informative account of every event, together with an assessment of the longer term physical, cultural, social or economic impact. Evocative paintings and dramatic photographs complement the incisive text to make this book the one essential guide you'll need to understand just why the world is what it is today.