Beacon Lights of History
Cosimo, Inc., 2009 M01 1 - 520 pages
First published posthumously in 1902, this collection of the lectures of American historian JOHN LORD (1810-1894) is a charming rummage through 6,000 years of European and American history, exploring the past from "the old pagan civilizations" to modern leaders and cultures on both sides of the Atlantic. This replica edition features all the original illustrations, hard to come by in other recent versions. It will delight both readers of history and lovers of beautiful, classic books. While Volumes 1 through 12 were Lord's work, and the 13th was compiled from his notes, this one features complementary essays from other authors. Volume XIV: "The New Era" covers: [ Richard Wagner: modern music [ John Ruskin: modern art [ Charles Darwin: his place in modern science [ David Livingstone: African development [ Michael Faraday: electricity and magnetism [ and more
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