The Other Side of History : The Other Side of History
Wherever we are in the world, we are always surrounded by news, whether it is an immediate tweet, headline, report, or a later, more insightful analysis. Some of these events become famous and infamous history. History is scattered with many significant changes; some planned, most sudden; some shocking, others happy. We see the front view of the occasion, the announcement, the TV footage, the moment. We see the stage that is put before us. But what about its behind-the-scenes? What led up to the moment? What tales are there from the people on the ground? What insights can we find on the other side of history? Key events in the 20th and 21st century are narrated through the perspective of a hotelier who has lived through it all. It is a fascinating mix of fact and fiction; of what did happen and what might have happened. More than anything, the book surprises, teaches and opens the reader’s eyes to some of the biggest and most important occasions of modern times.
Simon Maier is a communications expert and has worked with corporations around the world. He uses storytelling as a consultancy tool to help senior executives and staff to change their mindsets. He is fascinated by what goes on behind the world's big news stories and, in this book, explores what might have been the scenarios behind what we are told. If all the world’s a stage then what goes on backstage is as important as what we see.