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NA429312 - THEY SAW IT HAPPEN - Eyewitness Accounts (Compilation)
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They Saw It Happen: Eyewitness Accounts from Ancient Greece to Hiroshima
Compiled by Mattew Lewin • Introduced by Tim Pigott-Smith
Read by Teresa Gallagher, Tom George, Steve Hodson, and Kerry Shale

Here are more than 60 eyewitness accounts of notable historical events beginning with the Spartans at Thermopylae in 480 BC through to and including the Bombing of Hiroshima in 1945. Hear of the Black Death of the 1340s, the 1666 Great Fire of London, the Boston Tea Party in 1773 and the 1793 Execution of Louis XVI, the Death of Vice Admiral Nelson during the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, the American Civil War (1861-1865) and San Francisco¡¦s 1906 Earthquake which killed thousands of people and injured hundreds of thousands more. Meet Marie Antoinette, Stanley & Livingstone, Charles Lindbergh, and others. And there are also snapshots of more ordinary life ¡V no less memorable for all that ¡V including working conditions during the Industrial Revolution of that late 1700s and early 1800s, views of slaves and their owners, Paul Gauguin (1848-1903; one of the leading French painters of the post-Impressionist period), who chose a bride on Tahiti, and the 1910 arrest and death of Dr. Crippen. It is a fascinatingly unique and absorbing collection, bringing the past alive as only direct memories like these can do.

NA429312

4CDs • ISBN 9-62634-293-5


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