The written word has shaped and revolutionized our world. Award-winning author Scott Christianson presents 100 of the most significant documents in human history, dating from 2800 BC to 2011 AD. Turn to any page to discover something that changed everything: the Magna Carta, the Gutenberg Bible, Leonardo da Vinci's notebooks, the Declaration of Independence, the Gettysburg Address, Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, and many more. He also includes less famous yet still influential items like the Apollo flight plan, Apple's 1976 incorporation documents, and the check with which the U.S. purchased Alaska from Russia. Hardcover, full-color illustrations and photos throughout. 224 pages.