Edited by Peter Furtado, Preface by Michael Wood - All books by this author
Available in October 2012
From the foundation of Rome on April 21, 753 B.C. to the Arab Spring of 2011, this newly updated edition of 1001 Days That Shaped the World focuses on those truly pivotal moments that have changed the direction of world history. This page-turner of a book summarizes each event with a dramatic descriptive article and memorable illustrations and photos. Among the general categories of events described by historian Peter Furtado and his team of researchers and writers are decisive battles, major natural disasters, historic assassinations, the hatching of political plots, artistic and cultural milestones, and much more. Recent crucial events added in this new edition include
Praise for the previous edition
From the Reviews:
“Lavishly illustrated both in color and in black and white… Most useful for secondary school students looking for paper topics; an optional purchase for public libraries.”
Donald Altschiller, Library Journal, February 15, 2009
“this engaging collection serves up descriptions and photos of the most important and affecting moments in history.”
Connie Ogle, The Miami Herald , November 30, 2008
About The Authors:
Peter Furtado is a fellow of Britain’s Royal Historical Society and the editor of History Today magazine.
Michael Wood is the author of several highly praised books on English history, has made more than 80 documentary films, and has presented numerous TV documentaries on historical subjects, including The Story of India, broadcast in America on PBS. He is a fellow of Britain’s Royal Historical Society.
Hardcover w/jacket / 960 Pages / 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 / 2012