History's Greatest Headlines: Events that Shook the World

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A fascinating journey through 40 of the most significant events in recorded history, with "headlines" from "Athen and Sparta: 'It's War'" to "After 27 Years Mandela Walks Free" From the suicide of Cleopatra ending 4,000 years of Egyptian pharaoh rule to Marco Polo’s wondrous journey along the silk road to the court of Kublai Khan, from the arrival of the First Fleet in Australia depositing a motley crew of convict colonizers to the bloodbath at Stalingrad during World War II which resulted in a staggering 1.5 million casualties history's rich story is told here with an original, engaging approach. This enthralling overview of significant events brings together some of the biggest, most captivating "lead stories" the world has ever seen. Short, easily digestible chapters make this an ideal way to catch up on famous historical events, and illustrations and period photography enhance each story. This look at headlines that shook the world is the perfect gift for amateur history buffs, students, and anyone else seeking to understand the world we live in today.

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James Inglis is an editor and writer and the author of Fighting Talk. Barry Stone is a writer and travel photographer whose photographs have been widely exhibited. He has been a long-time contributor of feature stories and travel pieces to some of Australia's largest daily newspapers.

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