The Timetables of History


Title:                      The Timetables of History

Author:                  Bernard Grun

Grun, Bernard (1975). The Timetables of History: A Chronology of World Events. London: Thames and Hudson

LCCN:    76364586

D11 .G78 1975b

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Date Posted:      December 10, 2014

This chronology is Based on W. Stein’s Kulturfahrplan.[1]

As a writer and teacher, this book has been very helpful for me, especially when looking at the chronology of the spying game. It helps make connections between different events in different parts of the world. It helps expand the study to a variety of interest areas. The book is also helpful when reading as I often look up the particular time span and find out what else was going on at that time. For example, the year I was born, 1938, was the year that the Church of England accfepteed the Theory of Evolution, the first jazz concert (Benny Goodman) was held at Carnegie Hall, The Battle of Taierzhuang took place, and Dutch writer Maurits Dekker sentenced to 50 days for “offending a friendly head of state” (Hitler). These connections make the reading so much more interesting and expansive. It is truly a handy reference book.

[1] Stein, Werner (1974). Kulturfahrplan: die wichtigsten Daten der Kulturgeschichte von Anbeginn bis 1973. München: F.A. Herbig. LCCN: 74349749

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