History'S Greatest Headlines : Events That Shook the World
History's Greatest Headlines takes readers on a fascinating journey through forty of the most significant events in recorded history. From the suicide of Cleopatra ending 4000 years of Egyptian pharaoh rule to Marco Polo's wondrous journey along the silk road to the court of Kublai Khan, from the arrival of the First Fleet in Australia depositing a motley crew of convict colonisers to the bloodbath at Stalingrad during World War II which resulted in a staggering 1.5 million casualties history's rich story is there to be told. Engaging and enthralling, and fully illustrated, History's Greatest Headlines brings together some of the biggest, most captivating stories the world has ever seen. Short, easily digestible chapters make this an ideal way to catch up on famous historical events, and illustrations and period photography enhance each story. History's Greatest Headllines is the perfect gift for amateur history buffs, students and anyone else seeking to understand the world we live in today.
- Paperback | 336 pages
- 190 x 238 x 28mm | 979.75g
- 15 Nov 2010
- MURDOCH BOOKS
- Millers Point, Australia
About James Inglis
James Inglis is an Australian editor and writer based in Melbourne. He specialises in reviews, interviews and opinion pieces, and has been published in various national and state newspapers and periodicals. He is the author of Fighting Talk for Pier 9. Barry Stone is a writer and travel photographer and a graduate of the Australian College of Journalism. His photographs have been widely exhibited. Barry has been a long-time contributor of feature stories and travel pieces to some of Australia's largest daily newspapers, and was a contributing author to the 2006 ABC Books publication Historica: 1000 Years of Our Lives and Times. He is author of the Pier 9 history titles Mutiny on the High Seas and I Want to Be Alone.