100 Documents That Changed the World: From Magna Carta to Wikileaks

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100 Documents That Changed the World brings together the most important written agreements, declarations and statements in history. The documents included here have changed the course of history by rewriting laws, granting freedoms and laying out constitutions. But as well as official charters and presidential proclamations, there are also the hand-written documents that have gone on to shape the way we think, the scrawled notes that mark breakthroughs in the worlds of science and technology, and the annotated manuscripts that have become literary landmarks. Documents included: Magna Carta (1215); Shakespeare's First Folio (1623); Declaration of independence (1776); Constitution of the United States (1787); Louisiana Purchase (1803); Darwin's Evolutionary Tree (1837); Gettysburg Address (1863); Treaty of Versailles (1919); German Surrender (1945); Martin Luther King, Jr's "I Have A Dream" speech (1963); First Website (1991); Edward Snowden Files (2013).

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SCOTT CHRISTIANSON, Ph.D. is a prize-winning author and investigative reporter who also works in documentary film. His books include 100 Diagrams That Changed the World, With Liberty for Some: 500 Years of Imprisonment in America; Condemned: Inside the Sing Sing Death House; Notorious Prisons: Inside the World's Most Feared Institutions; Bodies of Evidence: Forensics and Crime; Freeing Charles: The Epic Struggle to Free a Slave on the Eve of the Civil War; and The Last Gasp: The Rise and Fall of the American Gas Chamber, among others. His articles have appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, The Nation, Village Voice, and Newsday.

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"100 Documents That Changed the World distinguishes itself by its breadth of selections from every realm of the historical record; political, religious, polemical, scientific, and pop culture, from East and West."
-PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

"This intriguing book is perfect for dipping into and out of at random. Flip to any page and happen upon the Louisian Purchase, Kama Sutra, the Journal of Magellan's Voyage, Freud's The Interpretation of Dreams or Apollo 11's Flight Plan. The global book spans civilizations, centiruies, empires and geography and touches upon culture, politics, history, science, philosophy and religion, using precious documents as the jumping-off point."
-KANSAS CITY MAGAZINE

"ONE hundred of the most significant documents in human history, dating from 2800 BC to 2011 AD, are presented in this beautifully illustrated and well-written book." 
-THE IRISH EXAMINER

"This marvelous history book brings a hundred momentous human achievements to light by highlighting the means of their documentation. Be transported back to the moments in which Martin Luther, Isaac Newton, Leonardo da Vinci, and the creators of the Gregorian Calendar and the Edict of Worms changed everything. Illustrations and photos enhance these historical essays, providing a museum-like experience."
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"Reading 100 Documents That Changed the World is an enjoyable experience. . . 100 Documents is presented in an interesting manner and invites the reader to learn more about these documents, which encompass many of the political, economical, social, religious, intellectual, cultural, psychological, scientific, military, and diplomatic events that have shaped mankind's destiny." 
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