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  • 9/11

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    On the morning of 11 September 2001, terrorists hijacked four passenger flights and crashed the planes into the Twin Towers, the Pentagon and a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania (the plane was heading for Washington, but the passengers fought to wrest control from the terrorists), killing almost 3000 people and wounding thousands more. This terrorist attack sent shockwaves around the world...
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  • Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States and remains one of the most important figures in American history. Known in particular for leading the Union to victory in the American Civil War and ending slavery through the Emancipation Proclamation, this iconic leader oversaw a period of profound social change, economic modernization and territorial expansion, and paved the...
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  • Albert Einstein was a theoretical physicist who is now famous across the world as one of the greatest scientists of all time. Known in particular for his development of the theories of general relativity and special relativity, Einstein completely shattered previously held conceptions about the universe and was also renowned for his committed political stances. In just 50 minutes, you...
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  • Understand the essentials of Black Monday in just 50 minutes with this practical and concise book. On 19 October 1987, almost 58 years to the day since the Wall Street Crash of 1929, the Dow Jones lost 22.6% of its value, the largest drop ever recorded on the New York Stock Exchange. Stock markets around the world were thrown into...
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  • George Washington was the 1st President of the United States and one of the Founding Fathers, making him undoubtedly one of the greatest figures in American history. He took part in the drafting of the Declaration of Independence on 4 July 1776 and was appointed Commander in Chief of the Continental Army, which he organized and led to victory against the...
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  • Henry Ford was an American industrialist and the founder of the Ford Motor Company. His innovative approach to manufacturing made cars accessible to ordinary people, revolutionized industry and caused the explosion of mass production. He doubled his workers’ salaries, introduced the division of labor and indirectly caused the development of mass consumption. In just 50 minutes, you will find out how...
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  • On 6 August 1945, the world's first atomic bomb was dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. The second bomb followed days later, hitting Nagasaki on 9 August 1945. The attacks caused the complete destruction of two major Japanese cities, brought about the immediate surrender of Japan and the end of the Second World War, and led to the beginning of the...
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  • John F. Kennedy was the 35th President of the United States. Although he actively fought against Communism and established the Peace Corps, Kennedy is probably known most of all for his unexpected assassination in 1963, during his visit to Texas, when he was shot in the head by Lee Harvey Oswald. His murder sent shockwaves around the world. In just 50 minutes, you will...
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  • Learn about the ideas of Joseph Stiglitz in just 50 minutes with this practical and concise book. Stiglitz is a Nobel Prize-winning economist and one of the best-known figures of New Keynesian economics. His work spans multiple domains of economics, including in particular political economics, development economics and econometrics. He is also a pioneer of information economics and an outspoken...
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  • Martin Luther King was an American pastor who played a major role in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s. Known in particular for his role in raising awareness of the racial problems in the United States and in the emancipation of African-Americans, King was a supporter of non-violence and made considerable progress towards a more equal America....
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  • Learn about the ideas of Milton Friedman in just 50 minutes with this practical and concise book. Friedman was a Nobel Prize-winning economist who lived through many of the most significant economic periods in the USA: he witnessed the roaring twenties, the Wall Street Crash and the Second World War. His work spans multiple domains of economics, including in particular consumption...
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  • On 21 July 1969, the American astronaut Neil Armstrong, the commander of the Apollo 11 spaceship, became the first person in history to set foot on the Moon. This crucial event marked the peak of the Space Race, which pitted the Cold War rivals the USA and the USSR against one another as they sent artificial satellites, probes and eventually humans...
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