In March 1876 the first telephone call was made - the start of the information age. In June the so-called savages with bows and arrows - the Red Indians or Native Americans - wiped out Custer and his column to the last man. The old world was literally still fighting back … at least in North America. But what else was going on in the world?
This is a diary of 1876 around the globe in that one year. 366 days (yes, it was a leap year) and 756 stories covering ordinary people, cowboys and Indians, women’s rights, fashion, science, art and literature, crime and punishment, as well as the royal shenanigans and international politics of the time. What about the bananas? You will have to look inside to find out.
What a gem of a book
I expected a book all about General Custer; however it is so much more than that: informative, witty, interesting, well written and superbly researched. The artwork and illustrations are excellent. This is my first iBook and even my Mum was impressed when I showed it to her, not she she has bought it though!!! :-)
Wasn't sure what to expect from a made-for-iPad book, but found this way of presenting history really interesting and fun to read. I love the way it uses iBooks for picture galleries, moving maps, music and stuff that turn the book into something more than just a straight 'read'. A day by day look at a year when so much was going on, it tells stories that are funny, sad, chilling, heartwarming and heartbreaking, as well as being full of I-never-knew-that moments. I found it very easy to read and not at all 'dry history'. I would highly recommend it, and am giving it maximum stars.