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100 Headlines That Changed The World
Author: James Maloney

ISBN: 9781780334813
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 309
Published: 17 May 2012
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.2 x 2.7
Description:
Newpapers are a form of instant history, capturing forever the awe and fascination that great historical events inspire. They are also an intriguing source to return to as they reveal the contemporary view of world-changing events, before it can be shaped by subsequent developments.

While newspapers have been around for centuries, it was only when the Industrial Revolution encouraged mass production that newspapers with attention-grabbing banner headlines began to be commonplace. Now that newspapers seem to be in decline, we can look back at the period from the late 19th to early 21st century as the heyday of the newspaper, as well as a period in which the world changed beyond recognition.

Journalist James Maloney details the stories behind the 100 most momentous headlines, including: Abraham Lincoln Assassinated in 1865; Jack the Ripper (1888); Boer War begins (11 Oct 1899); Russian Revolution (1917); Wall Street Crashes in 1929; Hitler Sweeps to Power' in 1933; Britain declares war with Germany 3 Sept 1939); Japan declares war on US/ Attack on Pearl Harbor (7 December 1941); Communist China founded by Mao Tse-tung (1 October 1949); ...

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