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by Bianca Jackson,Jonathan Morton

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ISBN: 1844035913
Author: Bianca Jackson,Jonathan Morton
Language: English
Publisher: Cassell Illustrated (January 1, 2007)
Pages: 800
Category: World
Subcategory: History
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 396
Size Fb2: 1612 kb
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Defining Moments in History is the book every person should owb- a whole century of knowledge at your fingertips! Who knew that the first rap song was released in 1979 or that foot-binding was abolished in the same year as the end of the Boer war and the independence of Cuba?

Defining Moments in History book.

Defining Moments in History book. Brought to you by a superb selection of international historians, journalists and experts, and beautifully illustrated throughout with more than 350 archival images, it’s an invaluable reference that no home library should be without.

movement and idea in context to provide a comprehensive understanding of a century of world history.

Some well-known since the classroom, others a new discovery or insight, "The Little Black Book: History" charts the most significant historical, social, political and cultural moments of the last one hundred years and places each event, person, movement and idea in context to provide a comprehensive understanding of a century of world history.

History (World & General) Cultural History Paperback Books. 19th Century Cultural History Paperback Books. Brought to you by a superb selection of international historians, journalists and experts, and beautifully illustrated throughout with more than 350 archival images, it's an invaluable reference that home library should be without.

Jonathan Morton completed his BA in History with English Literature and Creative .

Jonathan Morton completed his BA in History with English Literature and Creative Writing at University of East Anglia and then an MA in Modern European History and PGCE at Christ Church, Oxford. He taught English in Prague and explored Eastern Europe and Russia. He contributed to 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die and now works as a secondary school teacher to inspire a passion for history in young people. 1. Defining Moments in History: Over a Century of the People, Discoveries, Disasters, and Political and Cultural Events that Rocked the World. Bianca Jackson & Jonathan Morton (Eds).

Throughout history, political entities have expanded from basic systems of self-governance and monarchy to the complex democratic and totalitarian systems that exist today. In parallel, political systems have expanded from vaguely defined frontier-type boundaries, to the national definite boundaries existing today.

Defining Moments in History: Over a Century of the People, Discoveries, Disasters and Political and Cultural . Get to know thine enemy with this overview of the current world situation, written by a journalist specializing in defense issues

Defining Moments in History: Over a Century of the People, Discoveries, Disasters and Political and Cultural Events That Rocked the World. Гуманитарные и общественные науки Иностранные языки. Get to know thine enemy with this overview of the current world situation, written by a journalist specializing in defense issues. Every day rogue regimes and developing superpowers build up arsenals of chemical, biological, and nuclear arms. Get to know thine enemy with this overview of the current world.

A political cartoon commonly draws on two unrelated events and brings .

A political cartoon commonly draws on two unrelated events and brings them together incongruously for humorous effect. The humour can reduce people's political anger and so serves a useful purpose. Such a cartoon also reflects real life and politics, where a deal is often done on unrelated proposals beyond public scrutiny. A Century of Political Cartoons: Caricature in the United States from 1800 to 1900 (1944). The Political Cartoon (1981).

Choosing the ten most important events in history is one of the most . Over time, Christianity was accepted by the Roman rulers, which allowed it to spread even further.

Choosing the ten most important events in history is one of the most difficult and controversial things to do. I’ve attempted to create a list of major events that shaped the world. An Illustrated Guide to the 10 Events That Defined History and Changed the World. Today, Christianity is one of the largest religions of the world. Jesus set off an atomic religious bomb that is still felt today.

Countries have been born, and states have ceased to be, alliances formed and broken, political movements have had their genesis, people have been empowered and subdued. The break-up of the Soviet Union and the formation of the countries thereafter, the creation of the EU, the end of Apartheid, equal rights, women's right to vote, the Kyoto agreement, war, and many other changes - great and small - have all had successes, failures, implications and consequences, but are united by the fact that they have all played a part in shaping the world as we see it today, our attitudes and our actions. Some well-known since the classroom, others a new discovery or insight, "The Little Black Book: History" charts the most significant historical, social, political and cultural moments of the last one hundred years and places each event, person, movement and idea in context to provide a comprehensive understanding of a century of world history.

Comments:

Mavivasa
This book is absolutely fantastic!
Thoginn
Just received this book and am already submersed in it. It goes beyond mere "information" and into the realm of a truly creative work. I love the page layout and spectacular photos. I can't believe this book was so inexpensive! It is money well spent!
Vojar
This book is very attractive in concept and graphic design. With its segmented snapshots of events over the past century some items are interesting and well written. However, delve into the content and you may share my impression it was written by an undergraduate clique.
For a book with the ambitious title Defining Moments in History, its omissions are stark. For example the formation of Australia as a country, the only continent country, in 1901 doesn’t rate a mention. Nor does the signing of the Armistice at 11am 11 November 1918 that formally ended WW1; despite millions still pausing for a minute’s silence on its anniversary to this day. I presumed the editors have no interest in sport. Jack Johnson was probably the greatest heavy weight boxer but was refused any right to challenge because he was African American. Eventually through extraordinary circumstances he got his challenge and won convincingly in 1908 – but don’t expect a mention in this book. And where was the half page on the secret Hitler-Stalin pact signed in 1939 that pre-divided Europe between the two despots.
What did make it through though: invention of the female condom that people didn’t use and was a commercial failure, the reciting of a Dadaist anti-art manifesto in a nightclub, the movie Boys Don’t Cry was released, the movie Titanic was released; and many more of the inane.
Back to despots, Mao Zedong is attributed by scholars of having killed about 70 million people. In this book this is massively softened as he left a “mixed legacy” and was responsible for “thousands of deaths”. This writing is so banal it would be like saying Hitler was a mixed fellow and responsible for killing hundreds.
There were also big lapses in objectivity.
Take for example a segment devoted to Bill Clinton beating Bob Dole in the November 1996 presidential race. The writer is fawning over Bill Clinton and is exclusively positive “charismatic… his presidential record was clear… reduced national debt… most Americans economically better off…strengthened the US presence abroad.” Then enter stage right the evil Bob Dole with an exclusively negative portrayal: “strong link to the tobacco industry…” and “Polls revealed that he was heavily opposed by women, African-Americans, and young people.”
With writing like this I was surprised we didn’t get a Bill Clinton badge to go with the book.
This book suffered too many proof reading style errors. It was sloppy on expression, grammar, punctuation, mis-spacings, spelling and consistency. One gets the impression that the effort was deficient and the writers and editors too narrow. I cannot recall a more kitsch history book and regret the hours wasted for the too few enlightening and well written contributions.
Mamuro
One thousand events that will make you say, wow......who knew? The writing is superb; it's sexy, contemporary and informative. The events are as diverse as the suicide of Virginia Woolf to the evolution of Botox as a cosmetic drug. I'm scooping a few of these up for Christmas/Hanukkah. I love this book!
Nanecele
Defining Moments in History is the book every person should owb- a whole century of knowledge at your fingertips! Who knew that the first rap song was released in 1979 or that foot-binding was abolished in the same year as the end of the Boer war and the independence of Cuba? This book is a mine of information, each entry well-researched and well-written. Finally, a history book that won't put you to sleep!

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