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Great Diaries DK

Great Diaries By DK

Great Diaries by DK

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Great Diaries Summary

Great Diaries: The world's most remarkable diaries, journals, notebooks, and letters by DK

Travel back in time and share the experience of everyday thoughts and great moments in history in this fascinating compilation of diaries through the ages.

Great Diaries traces the history of the diary from ancient times to the present day, bringing together more than 80 historical and literary diaries, artists' sketchbooks, explorers' journals, and scientists' notebooks. Discover what it was like to build a pyramid, sail the seas with Magellan, travel into the heart of Africa, or serve on the Western Front. Find out how writers and artists planned their masterpieces, and how scientists developed their groundbreaking theories.

Great Diaries takes you into the pages of the world's greatest diaries and notebooks, including those of Samuel Pepys, Charles Darwin, Henry-David Thoreau, the Goncourt brothers, Virginia Woolf, and Anne Frank, and shows you what they looked like. Stunning images of the original notebooks and manuscripts are complemented by key extracts and close-ups of important details. Feature boxes provide additional biographical information and set the works in their cultural and historical context.

Essential reading for everyone who is passionate about history and literature, Great Diaries provides an intimate insight into the lives and thoughts of some of the most interesting people of the last 2,000 years.

Great Diaries Reviews

This is a lushly illustrated look at the personal writing of some of the past's great thinkers, from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Charles Darwin to Frida Kahlo and Anne Lister. It's a diverse, varied list, ranging the centuries and continents, from 11th-century Japan to World War II, and the journals, notebooks and letters reproduced offer genuine insights into lives lived in other places and other times. * BBC History Magazine *

About DK

Professor Kate Williams is an author, historian, and broadcaster. She has written five history books, including England's Mistress and Rival Queens, and four historical novels. She is a regular on television and radio, presenting her own shows including The Stuarts, Inside Versailles and Restoration Home, and discussing social history, royal history, and politics and culture on shows such as Newsnight. CNN's royal historian, she is Professor of History at the University of Reading and gives lectures across the world.

Additional information

Great Diaries: The world's most remarkable diaries, journals, notebooks, and letters by DK
Used - Very Good
Dorling Kindersley Ltd
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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