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They Saw it Happen

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They Saw it Happen

Eyewitness Accounts from Ancient Greece to Hiroshima
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Here are more than 60 eyewitness accounts of notable historical events such as the Battle of Thermopylae, the Black Death of the 1340s, The Great Fire of London in 1666, 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 the bombing of Hiroshima in 1945. But there are also snapshots of more ordinary life -- no less memorable for all that -- 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 Postimpressionist period), who choose 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.

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Here are more than 60 eyewitness accounts of notable historical events such as the Battle of Thermopylae, the Black Death of the 1340s, The Great Fire of London in 1666, 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 the bombing of Hiroshima in 1945. But there are also snapshots of more ordinary life -- no less memorable for all that -- 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 Postimpressionist period), who choose 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.

Music: From the Naxos catalogue

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  • AudioFile Magazine In a unique approach to understanding our past, Naxos has combined the eyewitness accounts of 60 people into a fascinating chimera of historical events, ranging from coronations to executions, that took place between 480 B.C.E. and 1945 C.E. Using a pleasant sprinkling of light classical music, British readers take the parts of the storytellers--sometimes with appropriate foreign accents--weaving their diverse accounts into an integrated presentation by narrator Tim Pigott-Smith. Whether you're with Charles Lindbergh looking for the Paris airport at night or Samuel Pepys watching the Great Fire of London, your fantasies will travel through time and space in a whirlwind of memorable episodes. J.A.H. 2004 Audie Award Finalist (c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine
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