The Time Traveler's Handbook: 18 Experiences from the Eruption of Vesuvius to Woodstock

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Travel through time to witness some of the most extraordinary and colorful events in world history with this unusual and entertaining guide that includes fascinating cultural details from each period, including what and where to eat, what to wear, how to act like a local, and most importantly, how to stay alive.

Have you ever wished you could have experienced some of the most interesting and important events that have helped shape history? With The Time Traveler's Handbook you can! Johnny Acton, David Goldblatt, and James Wyllie transport you back in time, providing a “you-are-there” front-seat view of some the greatest moments in the human timeline.

Filled with engaging and colorful details, The Time Traveler's Handbook helps you make the most of your “travels,” giving you background information, insight into local customs, and advice on all aspects of period life to make your adventures authentic and help you actually live them. Forget museums and history books—The Time Traveler's Handbook gives you unprecedented access to a wide range of milestones, including Celebrations & Exhibitions; Moments That Made History; Cultural & Sporting Spectaculars; Epic Journeys and Voyages; and Extreme Events. Observe Mount Vesuvius erupt (and survive), see the assassination of the Archduke Ferdinand in Sarajevo, boogie with the Beatles in Hamburg, accompany Marco Polo to Xanadu, attend the opening night of Shakespeare’s Globe Theater, smell the cordite at the battle of Bull Run, and sit ringside at Foreman and Ali’s “Rumble in the Jungle” in Kinshasa.

Illustrated with color and black-and-white paintings and photographs of famous figures and locations, as well as detailed maps and illustrations to aid in your journey through time, The Time Traveler's Handbook is the ultimate guide to exploring history that unlocks the wonders of the past as never before.

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Not many of us can claim to have thrown chests of tea into the Boston Harbor or to have watched Vesuvius erupt, but that’s about to change...

Wyllie, Acton, and Goldblatt’s The Time Traveler’s Handbook offers eighteen exceptional trips to the past, transporting you back to the greatest spectacles in history. You have the chance to join Henry VIII at the Field of the Cloth of Gold and to march on Versailles with the revolutionary women of Paris. You can sail with Captain Cook to Tahiti and Australia, and spend time at Xanadu with Marco Polo and Kublai Khan. Or, closer to the present, you might accompany Charlie Parker at the birth of bebop or the Beatles in Hamburg, or take part in the VE Day celebrations in London or the Fall of the Berlin Wall.

The notable authors and time travel agents Wyllie, Acton, and Goldblatt are your guides to these and other unmissable events, charting the action as it unfolds, while advising on local customs and what to wear, eat, and drink for the most authentic of experiences.

Forget museums, forget history books,  the only way to do history is to live it.

About the Author:

David Goldblatt is the author of The Ball Is Round, a best-selling global history of soccer, and, most recently, The Game of Our Lives, which won the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award. He has taught the sociology of sport at Bristol University, De Montford University, Leicester College, and Pitzer College in Los Angeles. He lives in Bristol, England.

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