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History Day by Day

366 Voices from the Past

Peter Furtado

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Make every day historic with this vivid, day-by-day perspective on 2,500 years of human history


Following the success of the bestselling Histories of Nations, Peter Furtado brings us 366 telling quotations that offer a window on the past, tying every day in the year to a momentous occasion and bringing it to life with eyewitness accounts and a chronicler’s flair. Here are Joan of Arc and Julius Caesar, Galileo and Gandhi, JFK and MLK in their element: battles and treaties, revolutions and discoveries, the joyful ad the grief-stricken. Every day brings a new voice and fresh revelations, while Peter Furtado expertly places events in context to make this both an addictive anthology and a dazzling panorama of world history.


'What a wonderful, eclectic daily diet of historical speech! Each entry – one for each day of the year – transports us back to hear the voices of the past, and gives us an empathic, learned and fascinating insight into the thoughts and feelings of the people of history'
Suzannah Lipscomb

'Key moments in history are given both immediacy and perspective in a book that you will find yourself returning to time and time again'

'Fun to dip into'
Mature Times

'Both engrossing anthology and informative overview of world history … offers readers entertainment and information in equal measure'
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Book Details

Format: Paperback

Size: 19.8 x 12.9 cm

Extent: 488 pp

Publication date: 3 January 2019

ISBN: 9780500294963

About the Author

Peter Furtado is the former editor of History Today. He is the author of numerous books, including the Sunday Times bestselling Histories of Nations and Great Cities Through Travellers’ Eyes, both published by Thames & Hudson.