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Title:
The tide of fortune; twelve historical miniatures
Author:
Zweig, Stefan, 1881-1942.
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Publication Information:
New York : The Viking Press, 1940.
Physical Description:
vii, 285 pages ; 22 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
The head upon the rostrum: Cicero's death, December 7, 43 B. C.--The conquest of Byzantium, May 29, 1453.--Flight into immortality: Nuñez de Balboa discovers the Pacific, September 25, 1513.--The Lord gave the word: Handel's Messiah, August 21, 1741.--The genius of one night: "The Mareillaise", April 25, 1815.--The decisive hour at Waterloo: Grouchy obeys orders, June 18, 1815.--The Marienbad elegy: Goethe's last love, September 5, 1823.--El Dorado: The gold of California, January 12, 1848.--First word across the Atlantic: Cyrus Field's cable, August 5, 1858.--Quest of the South Pole; Scott reaches the Pole, January 16, 1912.--The sealed train: Lenin leaves Zürich, April 9, 1917.--Wilson's failure, March 15, 1919.
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