1001 Days That Shaped the World

Peter Furtado

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Synopsis: From the foundation of Rome on April 21, 753 B.C. to the Arab Spring of 2011, this newly updated edition of 1001 Days That Shaped the World focuses on those truly pivotal moments that have changed the direction of world history. This page-turner of a book summarizes each event with a dramatic descriptive article and memorable illustrations and photos. Among the general categories of events described by historian Peter Furtado and his team of researchers and writers are decisive battles, major natural disasters, historic assassinations, the hatching of political plots, artistic and cultural milestones, and much more. Recent crucial events added in this new edition include―

  • The Deepwater Horizon oil platform explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, April 20,2010
  • The Japanese Tsunami on March 11, 2011
  • Osama bin Laden killed by a U.S. Special Operations military unit in Pakistan, on May 2, 2011
  • The Euro debt crisis of 2011

    Here are stories of human achievement, high drama, and memorable tragedy, explained in terms of their physical, cultural, social, or economic impact on the world. Supplemented with hundreds of evocative photos and illustrations.
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    Why was the discovery of the Rosetta Stone so important? Which country was first to give women the vote? How much did Peter Minuit pay Manhattan's native inhabitants for their island?

    You'll find the answers to these and many other questions in this intensely readable book. 1001 Days That Shaped the World is a detailed, fact-filled reference volume covering the most significant events that have determined the course of human history. Open this book and discover what happened--as well as when, why, and to whom--on history's most crucial days.

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    The first lunar landing, the Watergate break-in, the release from prison of Nelson Mandela, the death of Princess Diana, the 9/11 attacks . . . . These momentous events are among the thousands that have shaped world history down through the centuries. This remarkable book presents enthralling accounts of 1001 life-changing events that have determined the rise and fall of civilizations. From the foundation of Rome on April 21, 753 B.C.E to the execution of Saddam Hussein on December 30, 2006 . . . and from the Battle of Marathon on September 21, 490 B.C.E. to the peace accord in Northern Ireland in 2007, . 1001 Days That Shaped the World describes memorable incidents, decisive encounters, great natural disasters, and other momentous events that have changed the world forever.

    Compiled by historian Peter Furtado, and based on expert research produced by an international team of historians, journalists, and scientists, . 1001 Days That Shaped the World offers detailed accounts of world-changing events, each supplemented with an assessment of the event's long-term physical, cultural, social, or economic impact on succeeding generations. Evocative art and dramatic photos complement incisive text in this essential guide to world history, and to the events that have shaped the world as it exists today.

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    Peter Furtado was for 10 years the editor of the highly regarded U.K. publication, History Today, the oldest monthly history magazine currently published. During the past 30 years, Peter has written and edited many works on historical subjects. He holds degrees from Oxford University and is a fellow of Britain's Royal Historical Society.

    Michael Wood is the author of several highly praised books on English history, has made more than 80 documentary films, and has presented numerous TV documentaries on historical subjects, including The Story of India, broadcast in America on PBS. He is a fellow of Britain's Royal Historical Society.

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