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20th Century Year By Year Courtenay Thompson

20th Century Year By Year

Courtenay Thompson

Published September 15th 1998
ISBN : 9780760709658
Hardcover
360 pages
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From the Wright Brotherss first airplane flight to Neil Armstrongs first steps on the Moon- from the cataclysm of two world wars to the collapse of Communism and the dismantling of the Soviet Union- from the advent of moving pictures to the rise ofMoreFrom the Wright Brotherss first airplane flight to Neil Armstrongs first steps on the Moon- from the cataclysm of two world wars to the collapse of Communism and the dismantling of the Soviet Union- from the advent of moving pictures to the rise of computers--truly the past century has wrought more dramatic changes than the entirety of the preceding two million years. This amazing almanac celebrates in newspaper-style stories the great events of the 1900s and the extraordinary people who made them happen. Double-page spreads present selected highlights and headlines for each year, collecting the most noteworthy from all areas of interest: politics, sports, entertainment, science, and the arts. In addition, special themed features focus on topics of particular interest, such as the Quest for Flight, the Roaring Twenties, Cinema, the Holocaust, the Generation Gap, Pop Music, Terrorism, Computers, and the End of Communism. 9 x 11 3/4. Color & b&w photos.