The Time Traveler's Handbook

Brand: Harper Design
ISBN 0062469398
EAN: 9780062469397
Category: Awesome Stuff
Price: $21.99  (12 customer reviews)
Dimension: 8.10 x 5.40 x 1.10 inches
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Average Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars
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Travel through time to witness some of the most extraordinary and colorful events in world history with this unusual and entertaining guide that includes fascinating cultural details from each period, including what and where to eat, what to wear, how to act like a local, and most importantly, how to stay alive.

Have you ever wished you could have experienced some of the most interesting and important events that have helped shape history? With The Time Traveler's Handbook you can! Johnny Acton, David Goldblatt, and James Wyllie transport you back in time, providing a “you-are-there” front-seat view of some the greatest moments in the human timeline.

Filled with engaging and colorful details, The Time Traveler's Handbook helps you make the most of your “travels,” giving you background information, insight into local customs, and advice on all aspects of period life to make your adventures authentic and help you actually live them. Forget museums and history books—The Time Traveler's Handbook gives you unprecedented access to a wide range of milestones, including Celebrations & Exhibitions; Moments That Made History; Cultural & Sporting Spectaculars; Epic Journeys and Voyages; and Extreme Events. Observe Mount Vesuvius erupt (and survive), see the assassination of the Archduke Ferdinand in Sarajevo, boogie with the Beatles in Hamburg, accompany Marco Polo to Xanadu, attend the opening night of Shakespeare’s Globe Theater, smell the cordite at the battle of Bull Run, and sit ringside at Foreman and Ali’s “Rumble in the Jungle” in Kinshasa.

Illustrated with color and black-and-white paintings and photographs of famous figures and locations, as well as detailed maps and illustrations to aid in your journey through time, The Time Traveler's Handbook is the ultimate guide to exploring history that unlocks the wonders of the past as never before.


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Travel back in time to some of the events that helped shape western history and culture
by Eusebius,Top Contributor: Cooking (5 out of 5 stars)
September 4, 2016

The book is set as a series of travel company advertisements that promises to take you back to specific events in history as a time traveler. Each chapter describes in detail the event you will experience as a time traveler, what to expect once you arrive, what clothing to wear, and things to be aware of for your own safety. You, the reader, as the potential traveler even get a brief grounding in language, body language, customs, and deportment for each of the historical events you're about to visit. It all gives you a greater insight into what it was like to live in these particular times. There's plenty of background on each historical event - the book actually a series nicely prepared and easy to understand history lessons

For example, a good chapter is the reader's imaginary time-traveler trip to the Boston Tea Party in 1773. The chapter starts off with a very fine description of the events leading up to the raid and then tells you how to dress to fit in with the general population. It brings you to your accommodation (The Frog Tavern in Boston) and gives you detail on living in the tavern and tavern culture such as what to eat and drink and how to behave. There's a nice description of 1773 Boston and with some surprising information such as the great number of bookstores that actually existed back then.

The rest of the chapter has plenty of information on the people involved, what happened and where, and how you will fit in as a participant. This is all typical of the facts and understanding you will get with the other time-traveler trips in the other chapters.

There are eighteen major historical events in this time-traveler's handbook, but these are just a few of my favorites: 1520, The Field of the Cloth of Gold; 1904, The St. Louis World's Fair; 1945, VE Day London; 1969, Woodstock; 1789, The Women's March on Versailles; 1599, Opening Night at Shakespeare's Globe Theater in London; AD 79, The Eruption of Mt. Vesuvius; 1861, First Battle of Bull Run.

This is an entertaining book and a good way to get a better understanding of some of the events that shaped western history and culture.

And it's a lot of fun.
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This book is a great summer read and a fun escape back in time ...
by James E. Black (5 out of 5 stars)
July 22, 2016

This book is a great summer read and a fun escape back in time - it's like a travel guide to different events in history. Also, a perfect escape from today's political scene.
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Very disappointed. A great concept that just was not pulled ...
by Amazon Customer (1 out of 5 stars)
March 22, 2017

Very disappointed. A great concept that just was not pulled off. The reader is not immersed in the period as a traveler, but just given an over view of what will be seen. I'm" about 30 percent through but will likely not finish it.
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Short, fun experiences
by R. Patrick Baugh (5 out of 5 stars)
August 8, 2016

A whimsical series of short historical experiences which a time traveler can participate in without throwing the space/time continuum out of whack. The perfect book to learn a few tidbits about a variety of historical periods.
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by Kathleen Shannon (4 out of 5 stars)
January 31, 2017

There are several "trips" described in this book that really would be cool to take. The chapter on Woodstock was my absolute favorite. There are a mixture of truly riveting experiences and others just so-so. All in all it's a very interesting book and a fun way to study history.
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thoroughly enjoyable
by microman (5 out of 5 stars)
September 3, 2016

wonderful book.Can't wait for additional volumes to be written as soon as possible.I originally took it out of the library.I bought it on Amazon that night before I even finished it.
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Four Stars
by Gene B (4 out of 5 stars)
June 27, 2016

This is a great way to lure students into reading

about history-text books can be on the tedious

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by Laurin A. Griffith (4 out of 5 stars)
January 28, 2017

It is not as much fun to read as I'd hoped. Check other reviewers' notes.
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Five Stars
by Nikki Schellhaas (5 out of 5 stars)
July 25, 2016

great product, pleased with my purchase!
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Excellent read
by grant tupper (5 out of 5 stars)
June 15, 2016

Excellent read. A fun exploration to anyone interested in history. A fun and exciting way to Kern many of the facts left out of history class

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