The voices of history's great and humble call to us in this involving and richly illustrated chronicle, which spans global events and people from ancient times to the 21st century. The world's saga becomes vividly personal through letters, documents, songs, poetry - even graffiti - that reveal each era's conflicts, daily life, and enduring influence. The book's concept is fresh and innovative, focusing on tangible artifacts and human drama. Magnificent illustrations - including period art, archival photographs, and expertly rendered scenes of pivotal events - bring eye appeal and excitement to every page. With its inviting format and unique emphasis on individual voices, Eyewitness to History is a stunning take on the people of every era, the events they endured, and the philosophies they wove - presented through their own arresting words. Entertaining and informative for history lovers of all ages, this unusual book highlights important links and lessons for today's world.