Quick Search

Author
Title
Description
Keyword
 
 
Newsletters
Subscribe to our Out of Town mailing list
* indicates required
Subscribe to our Local mailing list
* indicates required
 
 
 
End of the World, LEWIS H. LAPHAM, SIMON SCHAMA

Author:    LEWIS H. LAPHAM, SIMON SCHAMA

Title:   End of the World

Binding:   Paper Back

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    St Martins Pr 2000-05-01

ISBN Number:    0312252641 / 9780312252649

Seller ID:   20071002124649

The Romans at Pompeii, the Confederates at Richmond, the German Jews in 1938 -- all had reason to believe the world was coming to an end. This fascinating collection contains works by such diverse historians as Plato, Thucydides, da Vinci, Mencken and Picasso. Famous episodes of human tragedy are recounted by those who lived them. Jack London describes the great earthquake of San Francisco in 1906; a Bolshevik watches the Winter Palace fall in 1917; a Polish poet fights for food in Auschwitz. Soldiers from ancient Rome to Vietnam march toward death; a writer toils while the Black Plague rages around him; a monk watches the Aztec Empire fall to the Spaniards. This heartbreaking and inspiring collection is a must for every history buff.

Price = 15.95 USD



Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to books@eighthdaybooks.com
Copyright©2016. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com

 

 

cookie