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Surveys the evolution of daily life in America in the last century, collecting 650 images from the archives of LIFE magazine that visually record significant changes along such themes as parenting, machines, entertainment, fashion, homes, jobs, and shopping.
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From the time of its founding in 1936 to its final monthly issue in May 2000, Life magazine chronicled the world around us. In Life: Century of Change, the editors have assembled a jaw-dropping assortment of quintessentially American images. The 723 photographs from the Life archives present a composite portrait of an evolving nation by focusing on 10 key areas of American life and culture. Thoughtful essays by writers, including Stephanie Coontz on family, John R. Stilgoe on the American home, and Thomas Hine on industrial design, add depth, but the real stars of the book are the photographs: New York's modest decorations for New Year's Eve 1899, a sagging couple at a dance marathon, the opening of the Golden Gate Bridge, a young Hugh Hefner surrounded by Playboy bunnies, Christa McAuliffe training at zero G's three months before the Challenger disaster, Collins and Venter standing before a giant depiction of the completed human genome map, Elián González pitching a baseball while a wall of cameramen looks on. Century of Change is both informative and deeply entertaining--and proof positive that a picture is worth a thousand words.About the Author:
Richard Stolley is Senior Editorial Advisor of Time Inc. For nineteen years he worked on LIFE magazine and covered events and personalities throughout the world. He was also the founding editor of PEOPLE magazine.
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Book Description Bullfinch Press Book-Little Brown and Co, Boston and New York, 2000. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. The story of America between 1900 and 2000. Book is new as is jacket which is unclipped ($60.00). A beautiful unmarked copy with only a marker line, (remainder) on bottom edge. Very interesting history/gift. Seller Inventory # 000778
Book Description Bulfinch, 2000. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. This book is brand new, sealed in plastic and has never been unwrapped. It is in mint condition. Seller Inventory # ABE-1522422191042
Book Description Bulfinch, 2000. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. This book is new and in mint condition. Seller Inventory # ABE-1526569695011