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Very American and frequently biased,
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This review is from: 2013 History: This Day in History Boxed Calendar: 365 Remarkable People, Extraordinary Events, and Fascinating Facts (Calendar)
I live in the UK and bought the calendar for my Dad who's a bit of a history buff. It looked really promising but all of the events are American. My birthday, for example is 'the birth of Dick Van Dyke'. Hardly a major historical event for the rest of the world. Perhaps the capture of Saddam Hussein would have been more appropriate? (the same date)
Another event was Crazy Horse's surrender. The calendar's account makes the attack on his home camp sound like a fairly matched military battle, rather than the slaughter of non-fighting peoples including women and children by heavy weaponry. Marilyn Monroe's first wedding also features, which affected nobody.
In conclusion, the calendar could be better researched and less American. Not that my review matters, as I doubt anyone will be considering purchasing a 2013 calendar now.
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Initial post: 21 Aug 2013, 13:13:49 BST
K Cabot says:
I was just about to buy one for my new desk, so thank you for this as I now won't! :)
Posted on 10 Oct 2013, 08:42:22 BST
I'm with you on this. The calendar was a Christmas present to me and, although there are many worldwide events entered, it's shot through with items that you'd have to be American to appreciate at all (and maybe not even then). For example, on October 7th 1984, Chicago Bears running back, Walter Payton became the NFL's all-time rushing leader! Fascinating eh?
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