In the words of those who were there, from the earliest times to the present day, here are the most outstanding events of human history in a unique panoramic collection. Great moments in history, war and politics, art and literature, sport and exploration are collected in this third edition of a hugely successful volume. The epic events include 9/11, the exploration of Mars and the Asian Tsunami, the Gunpowder Plot and the discovery of America, the eruption of Vesuvius, the death of Alexander and Sennacherib sacking Babylon. All compiled from memoirs, diaries, letters, journalistic reports and other first-hand documents.
Jon E. Lewis is a historian and writer, whose books on history and military history are sold worldwide. He is also editor of many The Mammoth Book of anthologies, including the bestselling On the Edge and Endurance and Adventure. He holds graduate and postgraduate degrees in history. His work has appeared in New Statesman, the Independent, Time Out and the Guardian. He lives in Herefordshire with his partner and children. Praise for his previous books: England: The Autobiography: 'A triumph' Saul David, author of Victoria's Army The British Soldier: The Autobiography: 'this thoughtful compilation ... almost unbearably moving.' Guardian 'Compelling tommy's eye view of war.' Daily Telegraph 'What a book. Five stars.' Daily Express