History's Great Untold Stories: Obscure Events of Lasting Importance
Allen & Unwin, 2006 - 367 pages
'History's Great Untold Stories' opens readers' eyes to important places, events and peoples that have been ignored, yet directly affected our history.
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The mix - up over whether Pope Stephen II ( III ) ( AD 752-757 ) was the second or third Stephen resulted from the fact that an elderly Roman priest named Stephen was elected pope on 22 March 752 , but died two or three days later of a ...
Nureddin named him Vizier of Egypt in 1169 ; while paying lip service to his role as Nureddin's vassal , Saladin evaded a summons from the latter to march with his forces against the Crusader castles at Kerak and Montréal , almost ...
Moving north , Subotai continued his incredible march . He crossed the Caucasus during the bitter winter , started down a rocky pass to the Fergana Valley , and found an enemy army , fifty thousand strong , waiting for him .
Then , at the head of fifty thousand men , he and Batu crossed the Carpathian Mountains into Hungary , arriving in mid - March . While the smaller Mongol force engaged and defeated the Poles at the battle of Liegnitz , King Béla left ...
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An interesting, well-written book that broadly delivers on its title. Sure, I'd heard all about the Armenian Genocide, the Cadaver Synod, Tasmania's Black War, the Taiping Rebellion and others, there ... Read full review
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The First Modern Genocide
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Blessed Assassin of the Armenian Nation
Father of American Civil Liberties
The Battle of Poltava and the Fall of the Swedish Empire
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Francisco Dagohoy and the Rebels of Bohol
The British Abolition Movement
North Americas Greatest Geographer
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The SecondWorst Conflict in History
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A Lesson Not Learnt
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