Author(s): Joseph Cummins
"When the World Stood Still" is part of "The Pocket History series" - a conveniently portable, stylishly packaged and eminently collectible set of six books that each open a window onto a selection of remarkable stories, characters and themes from the past. How different would our world be if Christopher Columbus had turned for home when his crew grumbled that they had sailed too long? And how long would World War II have gone on if atomic bombs hadn't brought it to a swift and terrible end? "When the World Stood Still" is a fascinating account of sixteen of the greatest, course changing moments in history. This title highlights some of history's most momentous events; contains sixteen brief, riveting and informative stories from across the globe; and, includes six beautifully designed books in the series to collect - each brimming with detailed historical content.
Joseph Cummins is the author of Eaten By A Giant Clam, History's Great Untold Stories, History's Greatest Hits, Turn Around and Run Like Hell, Great Rivals in History, Cast Away and First Encounters for Murdoch Books. He lives in New Jersey, USA.