100 Documents That Changed the World: From the Magna Carta to Wikileaks

Author(s): Scott Christianson

Date: Format: epub Language: English ISBN/ASIN: 0789329360
Pages: OCR: Quality: ISBN13: 9780789329363
Uploader: Upload Date: 3/9/2019 8:47:31 AM
                               

Description:
A excursion of the historical past of the arena throughout the declarations, manifestos, and agreements from the Magna Carta and the Declaration of Independence to Wikileaks. ?This interesting assortment gathers probably the most important written paperwork that experience influenced and formed the best way we consider the arena and the process historical past. From the Magna Carta (1215) to the Gettysburg Address (1863) to Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech (1963), the paperwork showcased right here chart dramatic top issues of worldwide historical past.
In addition to reputable charters and well-known treaties, there also are much less widely known but however fascinating pieces incorporated, such because the Apollo flight plan, Apple’s 1976 incorporation paperwork, and the test with which the U.S. bought Alaska from Russia. Equally fascinating are Watson and Crick’s scrawled notes resulting in the invention of DNA, Darwin’s magazine, and the annotated manuscripts for Freud’s Interpretation of Dreams and Orwell’s novel 1984.
Beautifully illustrated in complete colour, this guide no longer simplest informs but additionally entertains because it demonstrates how the facility of the written phrase has formed, modified, enhanced, or even revolutionized the arena.
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