A secondhand book that has been read but is in good condition. No damage to the cover. All pages are undamaged, with no creasing or tearing, no pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins. No missing pages. The dust jacket is included, and is in good condition, with minor scuff marks, but no holes or tears.
*Large Hardcover ($14.95 postage)
"With a foreword by Simon Schama, one of the world’s foremost historians, and with 9000 chronological quotations arranged in 90 thematic chapters, this huge treasury is bursting with historical gems. The verbal banquet comes courtesy of such diverse figures as Herodotus, Charlemagne, Dante, Shakespeare, Thomas More, Marie Antoinette, Napoleon, Harriet Tubman, Rasputin, Lenin, Nehru, Al Capone, Churchill, Charles Lindbergh, Mao, Gloria Steinem, Susan Sontag, and hundreds more. These aren’t quick one-liners, but richly detailed and generous excerpts from speeches, documents, literature, and other sources. Every continent and every major civilization receives representation and enlightening commentary, with topics ranging from the toppling of nations to the changes in science. All the quotations have annotations, with details about sources."
Hardback | 1040 pages
182 x 239 x 65mm | 1,870g
01 Jun 2004
Orion Publishing Co
London, United Kingdom