Series: The Documentary History Series

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Attack on Pearl Harbour by Roger Parkinson
The Battle of the Somme (Documentary History) by Christopher Martin
The Black Death and Peasants' Revolt (Documentary History) by Leonard W. Cowie
Medieval pilgrims by Alan Kendall
The Origins of World War One (Documentary History) by Roger Parkinson
Plague and Fire, London 1665-66, by Leonard W. Cowie
The Reformation of the Sixteenth Century (The Putnam Documentary History Series) by Leonard W. Cowie
The Unification of Italy by christopheranthonyle

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Series description

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Publisher's description:

Each book in this series recreates its subject almost entirely through eyewitness accounts. Careful and imaginative selections have been made from a wide range of contemporary sources to portray history as it actually happened. THE DOCUMENTARY HISTORY SERIES is designed to introduce students to research from primary sources, which are presented here in short lively extracts and illustrated throughout with about fifty contemporary illustrations. Each title contains notes on sources, bibliography, and index.


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