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Lost to Time
Author: Martin W. Sandler

ISBN: 9781454913382
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1 May 2015
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.3 x 2.1
Description:
This is a fascinating collection of historical events, people and developments that have been lost to time. It is the perfect gift-book; a surprising and alternative history to that learnt in school and from textbooks.

It comes from celebrated figure Martin W. Sandler- winner of 7 Emmy Awards and author of more than 50 books.

"The only thing new in the world," said Harry S. Truman, "is the history you don't know." In this fascinating collection of historical vignettes, Martin W. Sandler (author of Resolute and Atlantic Ocean) restores to memory important events, people and developments that have been lost to time. Though barely known today, these are major historical stories, from Ziryab, an eighth-century black slave whose influence on music, cuisine, fashion and manners still reverberates, to Cahokia, a twelfth-century city north of the Rio Grande, which at its zenith contained a population estimated to have been as high as 40,000 (more than any contemporaneous European city), to the most devastating fire in US history-not the Great Chicago Fire of October 8, 1871, but the Peshtigo Forest Fire in Wisconsin, which occurred on the same day...

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