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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... for a better wheat harvest turned into an aggressive and often bloody competition for the world's supply of guano , as the fertiliser became known .
... and the papacy turned gouge out his eyes and cut off his tongue . He managed to escape to the protection of to local feudal states for support .
Faced with many threats to their power that included an Arab invasion of Sicily , subsequent popes turned more and more to powerful Roman families for ...
... it would be like if the ruler of your country was afflicted with a disease which caused his face to ooze with raw ulcers , turned his hands and feet ...
Despite having a disease that should have turned him into a pariah , he became the beloved leader of a nation . Not only was he a brave military commander ...
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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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Blessed Assassin of the Armenian Nation
Father of American Civil Liberties
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North Americas Greatest Geographer
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Limited preview - 2006