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Our Glorious Century

Harvey, Edmund H.- Jr. - Editor

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ISBN 10: 0895776162 / ISBN 13: 9780895776167
Published by Reader's Digest Assn., Pleasantville, New York - Montreal, 1998
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512 pages; index; illustrated with photos on every page, a majority in color; " 'Our Glorious Century' is an affectionate look back at America as it traveled through the 20th century. ". Bookseller Inventory # 003894

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Title: Our Glorious Century

Publisher: Reader's Digest Assn., Pleasantville, New York - Montreal

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Silver Cloth

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Edition: Sixth Printing

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A richly illustrated, informative chronicle of twentieth-century history encompasses the major events and personalities that have shaped human life, covering such topics as sports, medicine, politics, science, entertainment, and everyday life. 35,000 first printing.

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This entertaining overview reconstructs the most recent American epoch, the twentieth century, with each distinctive decade of the 1900s meriting attention. Taken together, a heady image of the century emerges. Although the historic world wars are chronicled in some depth, shorter vignettes give definition to such highlights as the growth of industry, the Jazz Age, and the Great Depression. The text makes a point of singling out important individuals, prominent social trends, and all manner of cultural signposts. A repeating feature, the "century spanner," focuses on early examples and recent innovations of Americana--recreational games, cars, even works by American artists. Illustrations are plentiful and include sepia images, lending an extra sense of history to text. Alice Joyce

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