By Turtle Bunbury
Having grown up in an Irish kingdom residence in-built 1847, writer and historian TURTLE BUNBURY has lengthy been thinking about that epic yr. made up our minds to appreciate its zeitgeist, he has assembled 38 outstanding tales that came about around the planet in the course of these twelve tumultuous months.
With his penchant for the quirky, Bunbury confronts all demeanour of human company to bare a global of the Aristocracy and generosity, of daring genius and fearsome savagery, embracing every little thing from the salty seadogs who explored the Pacific and Arctic oceans to show-stopping entertainers like Lola Montez and normal Tom Thumb - the intrepid pioneers who stumbled throughout the mountains and prairies of the Americas to the ground-breaking inventors of the doughnut, the gumball and the Christmas cracker - the famine-starved Irish and persecuted German emigrants to the Vietnamese emperor's struggle with the French - the ivory-tinkling genius of Liszt and Mendelssohn to the horse-bound Comanche warriors who ruled Texas - the yankee opium magnates who ran roughshod over China to the Irish squaddies who fought for Mexico.
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