[Eyewitness to History] Download æ John Carey


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  • Eyewitness to History
  • John Carey
  • English
  • 06 April 2018
  • 9780571141630

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Free read Eyewitness to History ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Nic slide beneath the waves John Carey's best selling Faber Book of Reportage draws its eyewitness account from memoirs travel books and newspapers This is histo. A fascinating collection of brief journalistic accounts of all different kinds of things from the Middle Ages to the late 20th century Most of them are just one or two pages The authors are either journalists or soldiers or statesmen or just private citizens Many of them are about military battles some about religious subject matter some cultural events or famous political happenings and some are just uniue happenings somewhere in the world Some are funny many are heartbreaking especially those in the 20th century about concentration camps I was surprised how many were by or about subjects of England but that says something about the prominence of that country in world history Like salted peanuts once you start reading a few it s hard to stop

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Free read Eyewitness to History ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB What was it like to be caught in the firestorm that destroyed Pompeii To have dinner with Attila the Hun To watch the charge of the Light Brigade To see the Tita. This was a fascinating collection to dip in and out of in small doses Reading too much of it in one sitting would have been a bit overwhelming and certainly in the latter 20th century chapters also somewhat depressing Such is the perhaps unfortunate emphasis on military history and various violent episodes particularly in the modern era that it loses a star for my rating There are many chapters here though also of a social history bent including pieces from historic medical notes notorious crimes and also several great natural events such as Pliny the Younger on the eruption of Vesuvius a 1724 solar eclipse and Jack London on the 1906 San Francisco earthuake There are many gripping and uniue perspectives given throughout this book to much of human history That said there is precious little from African Latin American or Asian history unless there is a colonial pseudo colonial or ex colonial war going on But if it s battles assassinations plagues historic firsts executions exploration and great acts of derring do advancements in technology ritual practices prisons mutinies revolutions and sporting occasions you re after then this is the book for youMany excerpts stood out making the collection well worth it if you can find a used copy online or happen upon one in a used bookshop There were also a fair few less memorable pieces With just a handful shy of 300 contributions totaling 686 pages that is inevitable Some of my personal favourites were Plato on the death of Socrates 3 different eye witness reports of the sinking of the Titanic Dinner with Atilla the Hun in about the year 450 Oskar Kokoschka with Austrian cavalry on the Eastern Front in 1915 Noel Monks report from Guernica just before AND after the German bombing incredibly moving Cecil Brown s ship borne report from the Japanese air submarine attack read sinking of HMS Prince of Wales HMS Repulse in Singapore just a few days after Pearl Harbor shocking in its rapidity and Charlotte Bronte inside the Great Exhibition s Crystal Palace

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Free read Eyewitness to History ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ry with the varnish removed'A uite stunning collection There are descriptions in this book so fresh that they sear themselves into the imagination' Jeremy Paxman. Best history book I think I ve ever read with eyewitness accounts from the people on both sides of the euation who lived through events that include the executions of Czar Nicholas and his entire family the execution of Mata Hari World Wars 1 and 2 and so much you get a 360 degree view of history So often only the history as written by the victors is preserved and we lose the feelings and ideals and motivations of the losing side I think kids in High School should be encouraged to read this book


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    John Carey ¾ 6 Summary Download ò PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ¾ John Carey Free read Eyewitness to History It is history these accounts offer but history deprived of generalizations The writers are strangers to omniscience The varnish of interpretation has been removed so we can see people clearly as they originally were – gazing incredulously at what was for that moment the newest thing that had ever happened to them Made up of nearly three hundred contemporaneous accounts Eyewitness to History gives a truly fascinating

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    Free read Eyewitness to History [Eyewitness to History] Download æ John Carey Download ò PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ¾ John Carey Whether it is the death of Socrates or George Orwell being shot by a sniper in the Spanish Civil War I didn’t know about that if you love history you already know you should read original sources and not just rely on someone’s interpretation of events This book Eyewitness to History is pack jammed with accounts of famous events and not so well known points in history It is just plain fun I enjoyed almost every accou

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    Free read Eyewitness to History [Eyewitness to History] Download æ John Carey John Carey ¾ 6 Summary This was a fascinating collection to dip in and out of in small doses Reading too much of it in one sitting would have been a bit overwhelming and certainly in the latter 20th century chapters also somewhat depressing Such is the perhaps unfortunate emphasis on military history and various violent episodes particularly in the modern era that it loses a star for my rating There are many chapters here though also of a s

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    [Eyewitness to History] Download æ John Carey I checked out this book after reading a review in A Common Reader's spring 2004 catalog The first person accounts cover history from Greek and Roman times up to the middle 1980's though coverage of any given timeframe may be uneven It is relatively EuroAnglo centric with only a few non Western anecdotes The mix of topics covered is also somew

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    [Eyewitness to History] Download æ John Carey John Carey ¾ 6 Summary Free read Eyewitness to History This is book is the closest thing you will ever own to a time machine

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    John Carey ¾ 6 Summary [Eyewitness to History] Download æ John Carey A fascinating collection of brief journalistic accounts of all different kinds of things from the Middle Ages to the late 20th century Most of them are just one or two pages The authors are either journalists or soldiers or statesmen or just private citizens Many of them are about military battles some about religious subject matter some cultural events or famous political happenings and some are just uniue

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    Download ò PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ¾ John Carey John Carey ¾ 6 Summary [Eyewitness to History] Download æ John Carey This is just what the title says Eyewitness accounts of various historical events Mostly events of various levels of human depravity toward one another from wars to massacres to torture The vignettes are at most five pages long This made it a good book to dip into every once in a while rather than to try to read in long sittings The subject matter also made this a sound strategy to use

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    Download ò PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ¾ John Carey John Carey ¾ 6 Summary [Eyewitness to History] Download æ John Carey Excellent book to dip in and out although i read it through and get a feel for witness accounts of fascinating events throughout recorded historyOften we just get the victor's account of an event in our history b

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    [Eyewitness to History] Download æ John Carey Best history book I think I've ever read with eyewitness accounts from the people on both sides of the euation who lived through events that include the executions of Czar Nicholas and his entire family the execution of Mata Hari World Wars 1 and 2 and so much you get a 360 degree view of history So often only the history as written by the victors is preserved and we lose the feelings and ideals and motivations of the losing si

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    Free read Eyewitness to History John Carey ¾ 6 Summary [Eyewitness to History] Download æ John Carey some great stuff in here going back as far as eyewitness reports of the blowing of Vesuvius and working it's way through to our time along the way giving rare insights into great moments in history through the uills archetypewriters and eyes of those who were thereEver wondered what it was like to have a few lagers with Attila th

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