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Places of Destiny


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Introduction. Thermopylae 480 BC. The Rubicon 49 BC. Bethlehem 4 BC. Teutoburg Forest AD 9. Jerusalem AD 70. Rome 410. Yarmuk 636. Tours 732. Rome 800. Hastings 1066. Ain Jalut 1260. Constantinople 1453. The Bahamas 1492. Tenochtitlan 1521. Plymouth Hoe 1588. Jamestown 1607. Culloden 1746. Botany Bay 1770. Philadelphia 1776. The Bastille 1789. Waterloo 1815. Galapagos Islands 1835. Gettysburg 1863. Sarajevo 1914. Dublin 1916. Somme Valley 1916. Petrograd 1917. Guernica 1937. Pearl Harbor 1941. Stalingrad 1943. Auschwitz 1945. Hiroshima 1945. Dallas 1963. Chernobyl 1986. Berlin 1989. Lower Manhattan 2001. Index. Further reading. Picture credits.

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Ben Dupre read Classics at Exeter College, Oxford before pursuing a career in reference publishing. He was Children's Reference Publisher at Oxford University Press from 1992 until 2004 and, all told, has more than 20 years' experience of bringing complex and challenging concepts to the widest possible audience in an accessible but authoritative manner. A gifted performer on both harpsichord and viola da gamba, Ben lives in North Oxford with his family.

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