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Where Were You When..?: Unforgettable Moments That Have Shaped Our World

Where Were You When..?: Unforgettable Moments That Have Shaped Our World (Hardback)

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Where were you on September 11th or when you first heard of Kennedy's assassination? Where were you when you heard of Mandela's release, the conquest of Everest or Martin Luther King's Dream? What did you do for the Millennium? What were you doing during Concorde's last flights or when Dylan went electric? Where were you when the Berlin Wall fell or when the Pope died? How did you hear about John Lennon's death and where were you when the last ever episode of Friends was televised? These are just some the events that have shaped our world, key moments in history that have associations for all of us. "Where Were You When..." is an exhilarating book of more than one hundred such events that are within living memory. Arranged chronologically, the book kicks off in 1939 with the declaration of World War II. It covers a broad range of subjects from science politics, war, sport and popular culture. Ian Harrison's lively and informative text is accompanied by iconic, instantly recognizable images, as well as lesser-known photographs that the reader may not have seen before.

Each spread reminds the reader of what happened on these memorable days in history and includes illuminating memoirs, either from significant people linked to each event or simply from those who have an interesting story to tell. Certain events also have a time line counting down the milestones in the months, days or hours leading up to the defining moment.

History & PoliticsHistory General & TheoryGeneral & world historyHistory & PoliticsHistory: Chronological20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000History & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalEarly history: c 500 to c 1450/1500 Publisher: Pavilion Books Publication Date: 28/10/2005 ISBN-13: 9781843402992  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Ian Harrison has researched and written a number of books including The Book of Firsts and The Book of Inventions. He used to work on television documentaries which included an investigation into the two heads of Cromwell and an examination into the wit and cynicism of Branding. He was born in Castleford and now lives in London with his wife and daughter.

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