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Voices From the Past: A year of great quotations - and the stories from history that inspired them
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Voices From the Past: A year of great quotations - and the stories from history that inspired them (Hardback)

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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.







'From the sublime to the ridiculous is only a step.' (18 October 1812) Napoleon's all-conquering Grande Armee begins its slow and ignominious retreat from Moscow.

History & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalEarly history: c 500 to c 1450-1500Reference & ResearchEncyclopaedias & reference worksReference worksDictionaries of quotations Publisher: Icon Books Ltd Publication Date: 08/10/2020 ISBN-13: 9781785786631  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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W.B. Marsh spent two years as an officer in the US Marine Corps, followed by a career in international advertising. Voices from the Past is his fourth book, after 365, 366 and Tales of War, all of which were written with Bruce Carrick, who died in 2018.

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