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Reel History : The World According to the Movies (Hardcover) (Alex Von Tunzelmann)

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From ancient Egypt to the Tudors to the ******, the film industry has often defined how we think of the past. But how much of what you see on the screen is true? And does it really matter if filmmakers just make it all up? Picking her way through Hollywood's version of events, acclaimed historian Alex von Tunzelmann sorts the fact from the fiction. Along the way, we meet all our favorite historical characters, on screen and in real life: from Cleopatra to Elizabeth I, from Spartacus to Abraham Lincoln, and from Attila the Hun to Nelson Mandela. Based on the long-running column in the Guardian, Reel History takes a comic look at the history of the world as told through the movies—the good, the bad, and the very, very ugly.
Number of Pages: 343
Genre: Performing Arts, History
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Trafalgar Square
Author: Alex Von Tunzelmann
Language: English
Street Date: November 1, 2016
TCIN: 51655515
UPC: 9781782396468
Item Number (DPCI): 248-27-6257

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