Pocket History: Obscure Events that Shaped the World: Little-known stories of lasting consequence

Murdoch Books, 2010年5月1日 - 240 頁
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Obscure Events that Shaped the World is part of the series—a conveniently portable, stylishly packaged and eminently collectible set of six books that each open a window onto a selection of remarkable stories, characters and themes from the past. Obscure Events that Shaped the World will open your eyes to significant places, events and peoples that have been largely excluded from the standard histories we learn yet have directly affected our history. These stories come from far-off lands and little-known places and are as engaging as they are important. History fans will be captivated by the chronicles of events that led to monumental changes in the global geo-political landscape. From the Cadaver Synod, one of the strangest trials ever, in which one pope, Stephen VI (VII), exhumed the body of a predecessor, to plague that struck in the polite parlours of Victorian America, in the heart of downtown San Francisco, readers will witness firsthand the unheralded seeds of the modern age.

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用戶評語  - MiaCulpa - LibraryThing

An interesting, well-written book that broadly delivers on its title. Sure, I'd heard all about the Armenian Genocide, the Cadaver Synod, Tasmania's Black War, the Taiping Rebellion and others, there ... 閱讀評論全文

Review: History's Great Untold Stories: The Larger Than Life Characters and Dramatic Events That Changed the World

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Admittedly I read this book some years ago, but at the time I found most of the stories quite interesting & even hold on to a few to this day as stories to tell others when such an act is called for ... 閱讀評論全文

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關於作者 (2010)

Joseph Cummins is the author of History's Great Untold Stories, History's Greatest Hits, Turn Around and Run Like Hell, Great Rivals in History, Cast Away, First Encounters and Eaten by a Giant Clam for Pier 9, as well as Anything for a Vote: A History of Dirty Tricks and October Surprises in America's Presidential Elections (Quirk). He has also edited two anthologies for Lyons Press, Cannibals: Shocking True Stories of the Last Taboo on Land and at Sea (2002) and The Greatest Search and Rescue Stories Ever Told (2001), and written a novel called The Show Train (Akashic Books, 2001). He lives in Maplewood, New Jersey.