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Triumph and Disaster : Five Historical Miniatures

Zweig, Stefan
Format: Hardback
Publisher: PUSHKIN PRESS
Published: November 3, 2016
ISBN: 9781782272748
160 pages

£9.99

A single Yes, a single No, a Too Soon or a Too Late makes that hour irrevocable for hundreds of generations while deciding the life of a single man or woman, of a nation, even the destiny of all humanity. Five vivid dramatizations of some of the most pivotal episodes in human history, from the Fall of Constantinople to Scott’s doomed attempt to reach the South Pole, bringing the past to life in brilliant technicolor. Contents:ForewordThe Field of Waterloo The Race to Reach the South Pole The Conquest of Byzantium The Sealed Train (Lenin’s journey across Europe before the Russian Revolution)Wilson’s Failure (Woodrow Wilson and Versailles)

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