Children of the Days

Children of the Days

A Calendar of Human History

Unknown - 2013
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Each entry in this calendar resurrects heroes and heroines who have fallen off the historical map. Discover the Brazilians who held a smooch in to protest a dictatorship that banned kisses and learn of the day Mexico invaded the United States, the sacrilegious women who had the effrontery to marry each other in a church in 1901 and Abdul Kassem Ismael, the grand vizier of Persia, who kept books safe from war by creating a walking library of 117,000 books aboard four hundred camels.
Publisher: New York : Nation Books, ©2013
ISBN: 9781568587479
Branch Call Number: 902.02 GAL 2013
Characteristics: 423 pages ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Fried, Mark


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Oct 09, 2015

This is a wonderful, inspiring and honest book - how to live, how to remember. Good politics!

Apr 23, 2015

Fascinating book. For each day of the year Galeano provides a short historical story, many of which deal with the forgotten or suppressed history of various South American countries.

emily8 May 30, 2013

what good fortune for us to live in the time of this artist - fabulous, highly recommended book...

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