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A spirited examination of world history, told through 50 key documents, by two celebrated historians and journalists. With a wealth of experience between them on political, social, cultural and military history, and today's current affairs, Peter Snow and Ann MacMillan are the perfect guides to appreciating the significance of each document. Chapters are devoted to each of the 50 documents across the political, military, artistic, and scientific spheres, and supported by additional contemporary images. The documents themselves have been researched from the collections of national archives, museums, libraries, and private collections around the world. The authors explain their criteria for selection and provide the pertinent details of each one, taking us on a journey from the scripts of the earliest civilizations through to momentous speeches and papers of today.

 

Details

ISBN: 9780233006048
Audience: General
Format: Hardback
Number of Pages: 224
Publication Date: 6 Aug 2020
Publisher: Welbeck Publishing Group
Publication City, Country: United Kingdom
Dimensions (cm): 28.3(H) x 24.5(L)

 

Author Biography

Peter Snow is a highly respected journalist, author and broadcaster. He was ITN's Diplomatic and Defence Correspondent from 1966 to 1979, and presented BBC's Newsnight from 1980 to 1997. For many years he was an indispensable part of election nights. Ann MacMillan is one of Canada's most distinguished journalists. She was the London correspondent of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation for 40 years until her retirement is 2013.

Treasures of World History: The Story Of Civilization in 50 Documents
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