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This intriguing new version bargains either a vibrant photograph either one of the area this present day, and an everlasting list of the landmark occasions and key voices resulting in it, captured in millions of memorable quotations. From Scott's Antarctic day trip in 1912 to the assault at the international alternate heart in 2001, charting watersheds akin to the 2 international Wars in addition to the ebbs and flows of pop culture, the quotations amassed right here evoke a desirable photo of the social, political, cultural, and medical highlights of contemporary times.
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