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Genius and Discovery: Five Historical Miniatures

Genius and Discovery: Five Historical Miniatures (Hardback)

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Millions of people in a nation are necessary for a single genius to arise, millions of tedious hours must pass before a truly historic shooting star of humanity appears in the sky. Five vivid dramatizations of some of the most pivotal episodes in human history, from the Discovery of the Pacific to the composition of the Marseillaise, bringing the past to life in brilliant technicolor. Contents: Foreword, Flight into Immortality (Discover of the Pacific by Pizarro), The Resurrection of George Frideric Handel, The Genius of a Night (The composition of the Marseillaise), The Discovery of El Dorado, The First Word to Cross the Ocean (the laying of the first trans-Atlantic telegraph cable).

History & PoliticsHistory General & TheoryGeneral & world historyHistory & PoliticsMilitary History Publisher: Pushkin Press Publication Date: 03/11/2016 ISBN-13: 9781782272755  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Stefan Zweig was born in 1881 in Vienna, into a wealthy Austrian-Jewish family. He studied in Berlin and Vienna and was first known as a poet and translator, then as a biographer. Between the wars, Zweig was an international bestseller with a string of hugely popular novellas including Letter from an Unknown Woman, Amok and Fear. In 1934, with the rise of Nazism, he left Austria, and lived in London, Bath and New York-a period during which he produced his most celebrated works: his only novel, Beware of Pity, and his memoir, The World of Yesterday. He eventually settled in Brazil, where in 1942 he and his wife were found dead in an apparent double suicide. Much of his work is available from Pushkin Press.

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