Shooting Stars: Ten Historical Miniatures

Shooting Stars: Ten Historical Miniatures

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Ten turning points in history, vividly sketched by the great Stefan Zweig qSuch dramatically concentrated, such fateful hours, in which a timeless decision hangs on a single date, a single hour, even just a single minute, rarely occur in everyday life, and only rarely in the course of history.q One of the twentieth century's great humanists and a hugely popular fiction writer, Stefan Zweig's historical works bring the past to life in brilliant Technicolor. This collection contains ten typically breathless and erudite dramatizations of some of the most pivotal episodes in human history. From General Grouchy's failure to intervene at Waterloo, to the miraculous resurrection of George Frideric Handel, this, Stefan Zweig's selection of historical turning points, newly translated by Anthea Bell, is idiosyncratic, fascinating and as always hugely readable.A few more years, and Sutter will be the richest man in the world. A FATEFUL CUT OF THE SPADE 1848, January. JamesW. Marshall, his carpenter, suddenly comes bursting intoJohn Augustus Suttera#39;s house ina stateofgreat agitation, sayinganbsp;...

Title:Shooting Stars: Ten Historical Miniatures
Author:Stefan Zweig
Publisher:Pushkin Press - 2013-11-07


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