This book collects snippets of history from original sources. The material ranges from Plato's account of the death of Socrates in 399 BC to Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin recalling their moon landing in 1969.
Civilization's most momentous events come vibrantly alive in this magnificent collection of over three hundred eyewitness accounts. Spanning twenty-four turbulent centuries, Eyewitness to History includes remarkable recollections of the battles, atrocities, disasters, coronations, assassinations, and discoveries that shaped the course of history. All related by observers on the scene.