Far from being dusty documents from the past, these papers twinkle with life and resonate powerfully today. Fully illustrated, this book allows us to glimpse history as it really happened.
Author: Richard Taylor
Publisher: Random House
The National Archives is one of the most remarkable collections of documents in the world, holding over 120 miles of papers. In 2010 the staff at the Archives were asked to select their favourite document. The results of this poll form the basis of this book, skilfully curated by bestselling author Richard Taylor. Each of the documents has a timeless quality, acting as a true testament to a moment in history. The Magna Carta is a document sealed in a damp field in Surrey, yet is deferred to centuries later by Governments and Courts around the world; a parchment letter written by a terrified young girl pleading for her life paves the way for the girl to become Elizabeth I; the first example of musical notation is discovered on the back of another document; the actual telegram sent from a sinking Titanic remains heart-rending today; a ship's log written by Captain Cook, at anchor in Botany Bay, records his first encounter with Australian Aborigines. Far from being dusty documents from the past, these papers twinkle with life and resonate powerfully today. Fully illustrated, this book allows us to glimpse history as it really happened.
Featuring interactive images, enhanced features and bursting full of real-life artefacts and documents from The National Archives, journey back in time to discover the story behind the Plague.
Author: Nick Hunter
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Bubonic plague, otherwise known as the Black Death, has killed millions of people worldwide since the 14th century. Focusing on the last British outbreak, the Great Plague of London in 1665, Plague Unclassified takes readers on a journey back in time to uncover the story behind the disease. From what life was like living in London during the 1665 plague outbreak, to where plague came from, how it was spread, and whether is still exists today, Plague Unclassified enable readers to build a true and real account of the bubonic plague and how it shaped Britain today. Brilliantly interactive, Plague Unclassified is brought to life in this fantastic interactive ebook. Featuring interactive images, enhanced features and bursting full of real-life artefacts and documents from The National Archives, journey back in time to discover the story behind the Plague.
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decorations symbolizing such ideas as “ Destiny ” and “ Achievement " and
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Author: Donald R. McCoy
Focuses on the history of the National Archives since its creation during Roosevelt's New Deal as well as its evolving function and importance in collecting, preserving, and disseminating America's documents
From the outbreak of the fire at a bakery on Pudding lane, to fire fighting techniques and meddling Lord Mayors, The Great Fire Unclassified takes readers on a journey back in time to uncover the true story behind London's most destructive ...
Author: Nick Hunter
Publisher: A&C Black Childrens & Educational
The Great Fire of London destroyed the homes of almost 90 per cent of London's population. Could it have been prevented? From the outbreak of the fire at a bakery on Pudding lane, to fire fighting techniques and meddling Lord Mayors, The Great Fire Unclassified takes readers on a journey back in time to uncover the true story behind London's most destructive ever fire. Real-life artefacts and documentation enable readers to build a true and real account of the Great Fire and how it shaped Britain today.
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Author: Kelle S. Sisung
Publisher: Gale Group
Aimed at students needing information on specific departments, agencies and committees of the federal government, this title focuses on both the current workings of the agencies and the historical events and people who shaped them.
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Author: Janet P. Morgan
Spring 1917 on the Western Front: how were the Allies to discover where the Germans were going to make their next push, which parts of the line they were reinforcing? In this first full account of an Allied spying operation behind enemy lines during the First World War, Morgan describes how British military intelligence set up its Paris office in 1917 and persuaded a Luxembourg woman of remarkable courage to return as a spy to her native country to watch over the crucial railway marshalling yards there. To join her they sent Albert Baschwitz Meau, one of the most dashing, brave and colourful characters of this or any other war, who was floated one dark night in spring 1918 in an unpowered balloon over German lines... Morgan reveals how the Allies recruited agents in Europe and ran their operations in enemy-controlled territory. But as well as the espionage story, she also tells the personal stories of the individual men and women who worked under such intense pressure and in such exceptional circumstances. This is one of the most significant, as well as one of the most exciting, contributions to the literature of the First World War for many years.
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Author: National Archives of Canada
A remarkable record of Canada's past, presenting a selection of some of the most valued historical documents in beautifully written and illustrated chapters that address: cartographic, architectural, and engineering records; documentary art records; philatelic records; government records; manuscripts and private records; genealogical records; moving images and sound records; and photographic records. In a final chapter, staff members of the Archives explain the various techniques used to preserve documents. 9.5x12.25". Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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be withheld from the public unnecessarily , the National Archives systematically ...
Author: Christina Rudy Smith
Publisher: Chelsea House Publications
Describes the formation, growth and change, services and programs of the National Archives