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Brief Encounters: Meetings Between (Mostly)Remarkable People

Brief Encounters: Meetings Between (Mostly)Remarkable People

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A collection of 100 meetings between famous people and the events that followed those meetings. Ranging from Cyrus the Great in the sixth century B.C. to Bill Clinton during the 2000 presidential campaign, "Brief Encounters" covers the meetings of many famous (and some not-so-famous) people throughout the ages. Each entry puts the people in context with what was happening politically, describes the meeting, and then gives a paragraph about what happened next. All entries are cross-referenced. A few sample entries: *The year 452: Pope Leo I persurades Attila the Hun not to attack Rome *1786: Walter Scott meets Robert Burns and is impressed by his Eye *1812: Beethoven meets Goethe (and snubs the Austrian empress) *1922: Proust, Joyce, Diaghilev, Stravinsky, and Picasso share a night at the Majestic