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A History Of The Nineteenth Century Year By Year

Auhtor: Edwin Emerson

Language: english

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Review by Stephen M. Charme, February 2006


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Summary of the Book 'A History Of The Nineteenth Century Year By Year':

A History of is a 1971 non-fiction book by physicist Petr Beckmann that presents a laymans introduction to the concept of the mathematical constant Pi. Beckmann was a Czechoslovakian who fled the Communist regime to come to the United States his dislike of authority gives A History of a style that belies its dry title. For example his chapter on the era following the classical age of ancient Greece is titled The Roman Pest he calls the Catholic Inquisition the act of insane religious fanatic and he says that people who question public spending on scientific research are intellectual cripples who drivel about too much technology because technology has wounded them with the ultimate insult: They cant understand it any more.

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... governments in America. [Sidenote: Death of Byron] [Sidenote: Rhegas' hymn] By this time public opinion in England had been aroused ...
... to the Liberals, a royal edict suppressed all the educational institutions maintained by the Society of Jesus. The effect of this measure was ...
... Lafayette and I who have not changed since 1789, said the King. On July 24, a Sunday, after attending mass, Charles X. signed the orders that were ...
... he was recalled in 1796, and was Governor of Virginia from 1799 to 1802. He then returned to France as envoy extraordinary and helped to accomplish ...
... in Spain. The civil war continued. [Sidenote: Revolts in France] [Sidenote: Fall of Broglie's Ministry] [Sidenote: Thiers, Prime ...
... forbade the publication of all Magyar speeches, Kossuth, one of the youngest of the deputies, circulated them in manuscript. After the dissolution of ...
... early in the year passed the Sub-Treasury bill. By this measure it was required that the national funds should be kept at Washington, and in federal ...
... postponed. [Sidenote: Corn Law agitation] [Sidenote: Richard Cobden] [Sidenote: Defeat of Melbourne's Ministry] [Sidenote: ...
... 7, they fought their first battle on Chilean soil with the Spanish outposts at Chacabuco. Driving the Spaniards before him, San Martin, advanced ...
... Richard Cobden's reward] [Sidenote: Modern progress] [Sidenote: Astronomical discoveries] [Sidenote: Sue's Wandering Jew] ...
... best officers and troops on the field of action, and left Taylor with only 5,200 men, most of whom were volunteers. Santa Anna, who had gathered ...
... message to Congress. [Sidenote: Influx of Gold Seekers] Then the gold seekers poured into California. They arrived in multitudes from all ...
... to be disbanded, while a temporary government of the duchies was to be administered by representatives of Denmark and Prussia. All Germany was in ...
... who left Germany to seek new homes in America and elsewhere rose abruptly to 113,000 persons. [Sidenote: Austrian-Russian alliance] ...
... the field of Austerlitz he was charged with the execution of the brilliant manoeuvre which decided the fate of that battle. His share in the battle ...
... [Sidenote: Empress Eug'enie] [Sidenote: French Royalists reconciled] On January 30, Louis Napoleon married Eug'enie Marie de ...
... to the Russians. Nearer and nearer the French drew to the city. But the ingenious Todleben threw up works which also brought the Russians closer to ...
... had been circulated concerning a danger to British rule in India. Mysterious little cakes were circulated far and wide. Lord Canning, the new Governor-General, ...
... against the interference of foreigners in German affairs. The wrath of the Liberals turned against August von Kotzebue, the prolific playwright, who ...
... to the demands of his American subjects, and proclaimed the independence of Brazil. He was declared constitutional emperor of Brazil on October ...