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Great stories from history / illustrated by Fortunino Matania, [editors, Edward Horton, Peter Shellard]
United States : American Heritage Press, 1971, c1970
book jacket
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 Juvenile Historic/1st Flr/ Check out to UM-D students, faculty & staff  jD.Grea8G7 1971    AVAILABLE
Mardigian Endowment Bookplate
Subject(s) World history -- Juvenile literature
Physical Description 108 p. : ill. ; 29 cm
Note "First published in Great Britain by Sidgwick and Jackson Ltd., 1970."--p. preceding t.p
Summary Retells fourteen unusual and colorful historical events from various countries
Contents The man who challenged the might of Rome and won : Arminius, a German hero -- "There are traitors among us" : the plot to kill King Henry IV -- A great artist clashes with a pope : the wrath of Michelangelo -- Caesar's raid : 55 B.C., Julius Caesar invades Britain -- The greatest discoverer of them all : Christopher Columbus stumbles on the New World -- A fraud that rocked the throne of France : the affair of the diamond necklace -- Rightful king or shameless imposter : Perkin Warbeck, pretender -- Murder in the cathedral of Florence : the treachery of the Pazzi -- The English seaman who became a Japanese noble : the strange story of William Adams -- The man they called the "Scourge of God" : Attila the Hun -- When 20,000 died to please a lady : Catherine de Medici and the Massacre of St. Bartholomew -- "Fight like Englishmen, or die like dogs" : the bloody exploits of Henry Morgan, buccaneer -- The prophecy that came true : Josephine, Empress of France -- "Here comes Calamity" : Calamity Jane, the wildest woman in the West
Alternate Author Matania, Fortunino, b. 1881, ill
Horton, Edward
Shellard, Peter
Mardigian Endowment, 2012

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