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Rodney Castleden

Eyewitness to History


If time travel were to become possible, most people would choose to visit a significant moment in history so that they could witness the first powered flight, Julius Caesar's assassination in ancient Rome, or the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb. These are just a few of the events described in Eyewitness to History. This book features first-hand accounts of major events by those who saw them happen.

The witnesses include prominent historical figures such as Marco Polo, Queen Victoria, Captain Scott, Orville Wright and Che Guevara; they also include many ordinary people who just

happened to be in the right place at the right time, like Edward Grim and Jean Hill é‚Ǩ" people like us. Eyewitness to History puts you, the reader, in the privileged position of being there é‚Ǩ" without the very real danger that is often involved.

Contents including:

The assassination of Julius Caesar, Dinner with Attila the Hun,The murder of Thomas Becket, The murder of Edward II, Meeting Queen Elizabeth I, The Gunpowder Plot, The Great Fire of London, Boarding a slave ship, The death of Billy the Kid, Christmas in the trenches, The murder of the Tsar, Discovering Tutankhamuné‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s tomb, Pearl Harbor, A visit to a Nazi death camp, Raising the US flag over Iwo Jima, The assassination of Gandhi, The Cuban revolution, The assassination of President Kennedy, The 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Format: Paperback
Published: in UK in 2011
Publisher: Canary Press
Pages: 443
Language: English
ISBN 13: 9781907795619
ISBN 10: 1907795618

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Eyewitness to History