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I Wish I’d Been There (R)

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Jun 02, 2009 | 336 Pages
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“These essays dazzle with their perspicacity…. History at its most engaging.”—The Washington Times“Rabb and Hollinshead have assembled a formidable array of scholars to engage in imaginary time travel.” —Financial Times“An absolutely sparkling collection: an ideal present for anyone with historical inclinations.” —Times Literary Supplement“This sound, quirky, and savory offering will kindle the imaginations of armchair historians.” —Publishers Weekly

Table Of Contents

List of Illustrations
Introduction by Byron Hollinshead and Theodore K. Rabb

Josiah Ober · At the Deathbed of Alexander the Great
Tom Holland · Hannibal Crosses the Alps
Theodore K. Rabb · Christmas Day in the Year 800
John Julius Norwich · Venice, July 24, 1177
Katherine Fischer Drew · Magna Carta and the King’s Men
Barbara A. Hanawalt · Rebel Leader Confronts King at Smithfield in 1381
Lauro Martines · Ten Thousand Brutes in Renaissance Florence
Geoffrey Parker · August 9, 1588: The Spanish Armada (almost) Surrenders
Katherine Duncan-Jones · The Globe Theatre, February 7, 1601
John H. Elliott · With the Prince of Wales in Madrid, 1623
Mordechai Feingold · By Fits and Starts: The Making of Isaac Newton’s Principia
Ellen T. Harris · Handel Is Fired
William McNeill · Frederick the Great and the Propagation of Potatoes
Paul Kennedy · The Battle of the Nile
Ross King · The “Uncouth Riddle” of Édouard Manet: Le Déjeuner sur l’herbe at the 1863 Salon des Refusés
Richard Pipes · Nicholas II Signs the October Manifesto
Margaret MacMillan · Tunnels, Territory, and Broken Promises: France Betrayed by the Anglo-Saxons?
Charles A. Riley II · Backstage at the Ballets Russes with Picasso
Freeman Dyson · Exorcising Aristotle’s Ghost
John Keegan · The German Surrender to Montgomery at Lüneburg Heath, May 1945

Acknowledgments
Illustration Credits

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