Format Hardcover
Publication Date 10/16/18
ISBN 9781643130545
Trim Size / Pages 10.3 x 8.4 in / 432

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The Color of Time

A New History of the World: 1850-1960

Dan Jones

A brilliant artist and a bestselling historian have combined their talents to bring vividly to life two hundred photographs of the defining events and personalities of the modern world.

The Color of Time spans more than one hundred years of world history—from the reign of Queen Victoria and the American Civil War to the Cuban Missile Crisis and the beginning of the Space Age. It charts the rise and fall of empires, the achievements of science, industrial developments, the arts, the tragedies of war, the politics of peace, and the lives of men and women who made history.

This illustrated narrative is a collaboration between a gifted Brazilian artist and a New York Times bestselling British historian. Marina Amaral has created two hundred stunning images, using rare photographs as the basis for her full-color digital renditions. Dan Jones has written a narrative that anchors each image in its context and weaves them into a vivid account of the world that we live in today.

A fusion of amazing pictures and well-chosen words, The Color of Time offers a unique—and often beautiful—perspective on the past.

Dan Jones is a historian, broadcaster, and award-winning journalist. His New York Times bestselling books include The Plantagenets, Magna Carta, and The Templars. He writes a weekly column for the Evening Standard and his writing also appears in the Wall Street Journal, Smithsonian, GQ, and the Spectator. He lives in Surrey, England.

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Endorsements & Reviews

“A real life Game of Thrones. Fast-paced and accessible. The old-fashioned storytelling will be particularly appreciated by those who like their history red in tooth and claw.” The Wall Street Journal [praise for Dan Jones's 'The Plantagenets']
“Jones has brought the Plantagenets out of the shadows, revealing them in all their epic heroism and depravity. His is an engaging and readable account and researched with exacting standards. Compelling reading.” The Washington Post [praise for Dan Jones's 'The Plantagenets']
“Outstanding. Majestic in its sweep, compelling in its storytelling, this is narrative history at its best. A thrilling dynastic history of royal intrigues, violent skullduggery, and brutal warfare across two centuries of British history.” Simon Sebag Montefiore, New York Times bestselling author of 'The Romanovs' [praise for Dan Jones's 'The Plantagenets']