365: Great Stories from History for Every Day of the Year

A fascinating compendium of historical tales, organized by the days of the year Read about the day Jesse Owens humiliated the Nazis at the Olympic Games, American aviatrix Amelia Earhart vanished in flight, Leonardo Da Vinci died in a king s arms, and many .
Great Stories from History for Every Day of the Year A fascinating compendium of historical tales organized by the days of the year Read about the day Jesse Owens humiliated the Nazis at the Olympic Games American aviatrix Amelia Earhart vanished in f

  • Title: 365: Great Stories from History for Every Day of the Year
  • Author: W.B. Marsh Bruce Carrick
  • ISBN: 9781840466751
  • Page: 453
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. Every day of the year has a story to tell. Who was assassinated, acceded to the throne, fled from their country? Who was born, began an affair, was impeached, disgraced or knighted? What nation was born, what army defeated in the face of great odds, what era-defining book published?Whether it is major political events like the Boston Tea Party (16 December), or incredible discoveries like that of Tutankhamen's tomb (4 November), every event in history happened – ofcourse – on one of 365 days [...]

    2. I received this book as a Christmas gift last year, and began using it as a supplement to my daily blog. I would always try to have an historical event in the opening section of my blog, and this book fit perfectly into that habit.True to its title, the book features an event from history for each day of the year, even including one for February 29, in case of leap year. I enjoyed the writing styles of W.B. Marsh and Bruce Carrick, as they made some of the events quite entertaining. The book is [...]

    3. "365" was certainly interesting, although not spectacular.The premise is fun, and it was great to look up specific dates significant to me (May 6th, 1527, the Sack of Rome).As on overall read it was a bit up and down, as one would expect. Too much English and French history, in my opinion. I'm pretty sure every single English king/queen's birth and/or death was included, and at least 75% of the French. Could have used more Asian and African stories, although I did appreciate the abundance of Rom [...]

    4. I've decided to give up on this book even though I've only tackled about one-sixth of it. I just don't see it getting any better. The writing style comes off as condescending (there are many instances where something is prefixed with of course or as everyone knows) and the topics covered generally aren't that inspiring – the phrase "rich dead white guys" comes to mind. I just don't feel compelled to stick around until December 31st. There are much more interesting and meaningful ways to learn [...]

    5. Great book. You learn history but it's not boring because the stories are like a page long. Also, I really enjoyed how the book talks about very different moments in the world's history, from the Roman Empire until the 20th century history. It does not focus in only one country, there's stories from most European countries and the United States. I would recommend this to everyone.

    6. Picked this up at a library sale and have thoroughly enjoyed reading a 1-2 page snippet of history every day all year. One complaint was the focus on European history--American and Asian history were often only mentioned in the "Also on this day" list even though one of the authors is American while the other is English.

    7. As the title states, this book provides a couple of stories from history for each day of the year.I found this book an enjoyable read everyone wants to know what happened in history on their birthday or their friends and families birthday.

    8. I enjoyed this because it has a new history fact for each day of the year. I originally began reading this by reading it for each day of the year but decided that I just wanted to finish it and was sick of reading it once a day. Overall it is really interesting and a really easy read.

    9. I use this sometimes when I am teaching history. I read ahead to make sure the history story is age appropriate.

    10. Heavily weighted to Anglophiles, this book provides a day-by-day guide to how screwed up most of the world's leaders have been. Revealing, nonetheless.Not available in a Kindle version. Too bad.

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