Around the World for 900 Years: Watching History Happen

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Cole's history is World News, reported as it happens by a roving observer/commentator in an imaginary space station drifting around the Earth for 900 years. He observes interesting events that are happening about the same time in different parts of the world.

The commentator has to return to base occasionally, and misses a lot of the dull bits. More
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About George J Cole

After retiring from a scientific and management career in industry, George Cole began formally setting down ideas that had been in his mind for many years, and has now published three books on the Smashwords site.
George and his wife celebrated their sixtieth wedding anniversary in 2012. Children Jennifer and Peter have assisted their father’s writing not only with critical appraisal but also with contributions to its content.

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Jen Cole reviewed on Oct. 16, 2012

Bias warning - I am the writer's daughter. At school, history was always taught in discrete chunks. We learnt what famous people had done, but not what was going on in the rest of the world at the same time.

Do you know what the Chinese were doing while Captain Cook mapped the east coast of Australia? Or what was happening in India when Marie Curie experimented with radium?

'Around the World' selects periods in time and looks at the events occurring simultaneously over the globe during those years. There are many surprises, including how much more meaningful human history becomes when shown in a worldwide context.

This is a potted historical overview. Well worth the read.
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