Voices From The Past

SKU: 9781785787782JB
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Voices From The Past

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366 quotations - one for every day of the (leap) year - each with a fascinating historical story

In a treasure trove for history buffs, W. B. Marsh fleshes out the context behind famous quotations associated with each day of the year, sending us back and forth in history from the time of the Ancient Egyptians to the world we live in today.

'You furnish the pictures, I'll furnish the war.' (25 April 1898) Newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst urges war artist Frederick Remington to stay in Cuba while Hearst publishes lurid tales of an imaginary conflict.

'I am tasting the stars!' (4 August 1693) The monk Dom Perignon tests the result of his new techniques in the making of sparkling wine, and champagne is born.

'I did not write it. God wrote it. I merely did his dictation.' (20 March 1852) Harriet Beecher Stowe publishes Uncle Tom's Cabin, the nineteenth century's bestseller apart from the Bible.

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