The Dreadful Judgement: The True Story of the Great Fire of London, 1666

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Doubleday, 2001 - Всего страниц: 378
"The Dreadful Judgement is a historical detective story, combining modern knowledge of the physics of fire, forensics, and fire and arson investigation, with moving eye-witness accounts contained in contemporary documents, private papers and personal letters, to produce a searing depiction of the Great Fire of London and the human stories of those who lived through it and those who did not." "Meticulously researched, vividly written, this astonishing true story of one of the most famous yet least understood events in history casts fresh light on the shadowy background to the Great Fire, and brings to startling life the power of one of mankind's oldest, most implacable enemies."--BOOK JACKET.

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This kind of book makes reading history so enjoyable. The efforts to which the author has gone in weaving direct quotes from historical sources into the flow of the story is astounding. It makes for ... Читать весь отзыв


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Neil Hanson has written for every British national newspaper and for media throughout the world. His book "The Custom of the Sea" is published by Doubleday.

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