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DATELINE: PEOPLE, PLACES AND EVENTS

ISBN 10: 1921208198 / ISBN 13: 9781921208195
Published by Murdoch Books, Sydney, 2006
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EVERY DATE IN OUR CALENDAR IS REMEMBERED FOR SOMETHING. PICK ANY GIVEN DAY OF THE YEAR AND YOU'LL FIND IT COMMMEMORATES NOTABLE EVENTS IN HISTORY. Open this book at any page for a snapshot of that day over the past 100 years or so, particuarly from a social-history perspective. Tis a fascinating book and a wonderful reference source. BOOK DETAILS: This book is in near fine - mint condition. The contents are clean, tight and sound throughout. The laminated boards are glossy, clean and unmarked, with only minimal wear. The lettering on the spine is clear and bright. A very attractive/desirable copy. Illustrated. 576pp. (incl. index). The unpacked weight of this very heavy book is approx. 2420g. (Please note: books that weigh over 1kg. (1000g) when packed, will exceed the quoted postage rate to overseas destinations). This BOOK IS IN STOCK and READY TO MAIL NOW. Your book when ordered will be securely packed and promptly dispatched by The Book Collector (Established:1993). **Prompt professional service - satisfaction guaranteed.** Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 4500

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Title: DATELINE: PEOPLE, PLACES AND EVENTS

Publisher: Murdoch Books, Sydney

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Hard Cover-Laminated Boards

Book Condition: Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: First Thus.

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'Oft times one day is better than sometimes a whole year.' William Caxton (1422-1491) Each day of the year commemorates notable events in history and popular culture, holidays, festivals and significant days, and anniversaries of the births and deaths of the famous. Open Dateline at any page for a snapshot of that day over the past 100 years or so, particularly from a social history perspective. On January 19, Thomas Edison's first electric lighting system employing overhead wires went into service (1883), Indira Gandhi was elected Prime Minister of India (1966), and baby twin girls at the center of an Internet adoption scandal are seized from a hotel in Wales and taken into care (2001). On May 19, Anne Boleyn was beheaded for adultery (1536), the infamous Pol Pot was born (1915), Thomas Edison spoke on the radio for the first time (1926), and Marilyn Monroe, sewn into a flesh-coloured, beaded dress, sang a sultry version of 'Happy Birthday' to President John F. Kennedy at Madison Square Garden (1962). Dateline is a book of days for the twenty-first century, an illustrated guide to every day of the year that is an entertaining read as well as a great reference. A comprehensive introduction details the evolution of the calendar and how the 365-day year came about, and the twelve chapters introduce each month of the year, explaining the significance of each and the associations it holds in myth, religion and celebration.

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