100 Documents that Changed the World: From Magna Carta to Wiki Leaks - Hardcover

Author : Scott Christianson
Publisher : Pavilion Books (2016-10-15)
Hardcover : 224 pages
ISBN 10 : 1849943001
Language : English
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ISBN: 9781849943000
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100 Documents That Changed the World brings together the most important written agreements, declarations and statements in history. The documents included here have changed the course of history by rewriting laws, granting freedoms and laying out constitutions. But as well as official charters and presidential proclamations, there are also the hand-written documents that have gone on to shape the way we think, the scrawled notes that mark breakthroughs in the worlds of science and technology and the annotated manuscripts that have become literary landmarks.Documents included: Magna Carta (1215); Shakespeare's First Folio (1623); Declaration of independence (1776); Constitution of the United States (1787); Louisiana Purchase (1803); Darwin's Evolutionary Tree (1837); Gettysburg Address (1863); Treaty of Versailles (1919); German Surrender (1945); Martin Luther King, Jr's “I Have A Dream” speech (1963); First Website (1991); Edward Snowden Files (2013).