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TOP 100 REVIEWERon 28 November 2012
This fully updated edition(2012) is a magnificently illustrated 960-page guide to 1001 significant events that have influenced human history from the Big Bang 13.7 billion years ago to the Euro Debt Crisis of 2011-2012.
Compiled by Peter Furtado, former editor of History Today, and written by an international team of historians, journalists and scientists the book is divided into seven periods: 'Big Bang - 1 B.C.E.; '1-999'; '1000-1499'; '1500-1699'; '1700-1899'; '1900-1949' & '1950-Present' followed by a useful glossary.
'1001 Days That Shaped The World' is an endlessly fascinating and enlightening book that will inspire many to take a deeper interest in history.
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on 26 January 2011
I got this badboy for £5 in my local bargain bookstore and I have to say I am mightily pleased! I would have paid the initial £20, such is the quality of this book! A superb overview of history, from the big bang to 9/11 and beyond! Great pictures, quotes, and written in an engaging and informative way. Everyone who sees this book picks it up and finds something of interest within the many pages, often spurring them to read more about a subject or event. Regarding the other negative review, I would say that of course within 1001 events there are going to be some subjective choices that not everyone will agree with, but all the important dates are covered, and many more besides! If you don't learn something from this book you are a cyborg. Bargain!
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on 6 January 2013
interesting,amusing and full of useful information. Helps to remind us of all eventful happenings not associated with everyday life. Great for all ages.
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on 1 January 2013
I found this book really very interesting and I would recommend it as a gift for a history buff but have a read before you wrap it up
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on 2 August 2013
Bought this for my father in law who knows everything about everything and likes these factual books with little snippets to read when he finds a few spare minutes. Very interesting.
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on 19 January 2017
A remarkable book, easy to read newspaper-style reports on the landmarks of world history but watch out for the odd wrong date (R101 crashed in 1930, not 1924) and a description of the RC doctrine of transubstantiation is quite wrong.
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on 3 April 2013
Borrowed the book from my local library then found it useful to dip into for a reference work so purchased a second user version. Ingredients great and comments useful.
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on 2 May 2016
grate read thanks pat
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on 17 January 2015
Arrived promptly and was exactly as advertised. Thank you.
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on 8 August 2014
Quick delivery
Book for xmas present
Great price
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