Provides a fascinating portrait of our recent past in a calendar year of the most significant events. Look up what happened on your birthday - you will be intrigued.
Now in paperback, Icon Books is proud to present 365 Modern History, the newest book in the ever popular 365 series. This eye-opening volume provides a fascinating bite-size chunk of history for every day of the year. Engaging and informative, the book invites you to take any one of three hundred and sixty-five journeys back in time to a landmark event that is vividly portrayed by authors Gerard Cheshire and John Farndon. The latter half of the twentieth century was a vibrant and fast-paced era that saw great achievements and great tragedies. These were years marked by scientific and technological breakthroughs, of men walking on the moon and commercial jet planes filling the air, of home computers and the creation of the first test-tube baby. It was an era of unprecedented freedoms, with rock and roll music ruling the airwaves and the Civil Rights and women's suffrage movements taking to the streets. But it was also a time of great suffering and fear; it saw the development of the A-bomb by the Cold War superpowers, the 1981 African drought that left 150 million facing starvation, and the devastating chaos of the 2004 Asian Tsunami. Spanning a period of history that is still in living memory, 365 Modern History is the perfect way to recall and reflect on the most important events of our recent past. 18 March 1965: a cosmonaut, not an astronaut, beomes the first person to conduct a space walk 14 May 1948: the first Jewish state in 2000 years comes into being 21 September 1995: The 'Hindu Milk Miracle' causes mass hysteria in India 23 October 2001: the iPod is born