1001 Amazing Places You Must See Before You Die (Paperback)
Chartwell Books, 9780785835141, 960pp.
Publication Date: March 15, 2017
Both casual travelers and dedicated history buffs will relish this visitor's guide to palaces, cathedrals, temples, battlefields, homes of great artists and statesmen--places and monuments that bear witness to thousands of years of human history. Packed with vivid color photos and detailed textual entries 1001 Amazing Places You Must See Before You Die carries its readers off to places that include:
- Prehistoric Sites: Stonehenge, England; the Lescaux Cave Paintings, France, and others.
- Battlefields: Waterloo, Belgium; Gettysburg, U.S.A.; Hastings, England; Ypres, Belgium, and others.
- Buildings and Monuments: St. Basil's Cathedral, Moscow; Nishi Hogan-Ji (Buddhist temple), Kyoto, Japan; St. Paul's Cathedral, London; the Eiffel Tower, Paris; the Empire State Building, New York City; the Ponte Vecchio, Florence, Italy; the Wailing Wall, Jerusalem; the Pyramids, Egypt; and many others.
- Homes of the Famous and Infamous: Mozart's Birthplace, Salzburg, Austria; Shakespeare's birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon, England; Jane Austen's home, Chawton, England; Hitler's retreat at Berchtesgaden, near Munich, Germany; and many others.
About the Author
Richard Cavendish is a historian and an authority on Britain's historic heritage. He is the author of A Guidebook to Prehistoric England, writes a regular monthly column in History Today magazine, and has just completed a book on the kings and queens of Britain. He has planned, contributed to, and edited numerous reference works, including books about great events of the twentieth century and wonders of the world. He has lectured and broadcast in Britain, the United States, Denmark, Canada, and Australia.