• History

Chronicle of the 20th Century

Author: Clifton Daniel
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Multi Media
ISBN: 9780789403322
Category: History
Page: 1486
View: 2069
Reports on the major events and people of the twentieth century, from world wars to the technological explosion to the ascendence of the Beatles

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Junior chronicle of the 20th century

Author: DK Publishing, Inc
Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
ISBN: 9780789420336
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 336
View: 3390
A visual history covering personalities and topics of the twentieth-century and including key events in the fields of international politics, entertainment, and science.

    • Architecture, Modern

Art of the 20th Century

A Year-by-year Chronicle of Painting, Architecture, and Sculpture
Author: Yann Le Pichon,Jean Louis Ferrier
Publisher: Editions Du Chene
ISBN: 9782842772215
Category: Architecture, Modern
Page: 1006
View: 6107
Contains information on all the important artists, art movements and events of the twentieth century.

    • History

Chronicle of the World

Author: DK Publishing, Inc
Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
ISBN: 9780789403346
Category: History
Page: 1175
View: 5673
A chronological summary of world events from 3.5 million years B.C. to the present day depicts the history of humanity in its entirety

    • History

Chronicle of the 20th Century

Author: Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Multi Media
ISBN: 9780789412225
Category: History
Page: N.A
View: 7222
This CD-ROM features entries for every day of the century through newscreens, sound clips, and unforgettable photography. Up-to-the minute search tools make finding information easy.

    • America

Chronicle of America

Author: Clifton Daniel
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780751305371
Category: America
Page: 1016
View: 8784

    • Biography & Autobiography

Great People of the 20th Century

Author: N.A
Publisher: Time Life Education
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 186
View: 1670
Great people of the 20th century.

    • History

American Chronicle

Year by Year Through the Twentieth Century
Author: Lois G. Gordon,Alan Gordon
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780300075878
Category: History
Page: 998
View: 4703
Covers American cultural history, encompassing politics, science, arts, entertainment, and major events

    • Political Science

The Rise and Fall of Modern Black Leadership

Chronicle of a Twentieth Century Tragedy
Author: H. Viscount Nelson
Publisher: University Press of Amer
ISBN: 9780761825623
Category: Political Science
Page: 384
View: 4048
The Rise and Fall of Modern Black Leadership examines the leaders and evolving leadership patterns from 1890 to 2000. The reader will learn how the larger society impinged on African Americans during the twentieth century and ascertain why contemporary black leaders no longer serve their race.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Our Lives and Times

Author: Lorraine Glennon
Publisher: JG Press
ISBN: 9781572153721
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 786
View: 7852
Recorded history's most dynamic epoch comes to life as never before in book form. A veritable browser's paradise, Our Lives & Times encompasses the 20th century and beyond, packing more than one hundred years of facts, images, essays, and chronological timelines into one visually deightful, thoroughly readable, highly entertaining chronicle of the people and events that shaped our past, and continue to shape our present.

    • History

Thinking the Twentieth Century

Author: Tony Judt
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 110155987X
Category: History
Page: 432
View: 9124
"Ideas crackle" in this triumphant final book of Tony Judt, taking readers on "a wild ride through the ideological currents and shoals of 20th century thought.” (Los Angeles Times) The final book of the brilliant historian and indomitable public critic Tony Judt, Thinking the Twentieth Century maps the issues and concerns of a turbulent age on to a life of intellectual conflict and engagement. The twentieth century comes to life as an age of ideas--a time when, for good and for ill, the thoughts of the few reigned over the lives of the many. Judt presents the triumphs and the failures of prominent intellectuals, adeptly explaining both their ideas and the risks of their political commitments. Spanning an era with unprecedented clarity and insight, Thinking the Twentieth Century is a tour-de-force, a classic engagement of modern thought by one of the century’s most incisive thinkers. The exceptional nature of this work is evident in its very structure--a series of intimate conversations between Judt and his friend and fellow historian Timothy Snyder, grounded in the texts of the time and focused by the intensity of their vision. Judt's astounding eloquence and range are here on display as never before. Traversing the complexities of modern life with ease, he and Snyder revive both thoughts and thinkers, guiding us through the debates that made our world. As forgotten ideas are revisited and fashionable trends scrutinized, the shape of a century emerges. Judt and Snyder draw us deep into their analysis, making us feel that we too are part of the conversation. We become aware of the obligations of the present to the past, and the force of historical perspective and moral considerations in the critique and reform of society, then and now. In restoring and indeed exemplifying the best of intellectual life in the twentieth century, Thinking the Twentieth Century opens pathways to a moral life for the twenty-first. This is a book about the past, but it is also an argument for the kind of future we should strive for: Thinking the Twentieth Century is about the life of the mind--and the mindful life.

    • History

Atrocities: The 100 Deadliest Episodes in Human History

Author: Matthew White
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393081923
Category: History
Page: 669
View: 8432
Presents both hard facts and military, social, and political histories of the world's one hundred most violent events, from the second Persian War in 480 BCE to the modern war in the Congo.

    • History

The Sounding of the Whale

Science and Cetaceans in the Twentieth Century
Author: D. Graham Burnett
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226081303
Category: History
Page: 793
View: 8789
Explores how humans' view of whales changed from the nineteenth to the twentieth century, looking at how the sea mammals were once viewed as monsters but evolved into something much gentler and more beautiful.

    • Fiction

Dawn of the Century

Author: Robert Vaughan
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1480495859
Category: Fiction
Page: 372
View: 1594
In Volume One of The American Chronicles, Robert Vaughan panoramically evokes America at the beginning of the Twentieth Century, poised on the brink of greatness and fraught with the tumult of rapid change. In a time of robber-baron industrialists and rapid territorial expansion both at home and abroad, the new music called “ragtime” is the soundtrack for a confident nation of ambitious dreamers. It is 1904 and the nation’s eyes are on the St. Louis World's Fair, which features an astounding variety of modern marvels. The enormous exhibition brings together the best minds the country has to offer, each of them with something to lose and opportunities to seize: Bob Canfield, a young and wealthy landowner who is willing to risk his honor and his fortune to make a profit out of the desert; Eric Twainbough, a solitary young cowboy riding the rails East from Wyoming, innocently bringing disaster with him; Terry Perkins, a reporter desperate to get the scoop on the story in St. Louis; Connie Bateman, one of the politically conscious new women fighting for freedom, bravely defending their right to equality.

    • Sports & Recreation

The Baseball Chronicle

Year-By-Year History of Major League Baseball
Author: Carolyn Keene,David Nemec
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780785370123
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 670
View: 4900

    • Education

Between Citizens and the State

The Politics of American Higher Education in the 20th Century
Author: Christopher P. Loss
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691148279
Category: Education
Page: 320
View: 3291
This book tracks the dramatic outcomes of the federal government's growing involvement in higher education between World War I and the 1970s, and the conservative backlash against that involvement from the 1980s onward. Using cutting-edge analysis, Christopher Loss recovers higher education's central importance to the larger social and political history of the United States in the twentieth century, and chronicles its transformation into a key mediating institution between citizens and the state. Framed around the three major federal higher education policies of the twentieth century--the 1944 GI Bill, the 1958 National Defense Education Act, and the 1965 Higher Education Act--the book charts the federal government's various efforts to deploy education to ready citizens for the national, bureaucratized, and increasingly global world in which they lived. Loss details the myriad ways in which academic leaders and students shaped, and were shaped by, the state's shifting political agenda as it moved from a preoccupation with economic security during the Great Depression, to national security during World War II and the Cold War, to securing the rights of African Americans, women, and other previously marginalized groups during the 1960s and '70s. Along the way, Loss reappraises the origins of higher education's current-day diversity regime, the growth of identity group politics, and the privatization of citizenship at the close of the twentieth century. At a time when people's faith in government and higher education is being sorely tested, this book sheds new light on the close relations between American higher education and politics.

    • History

The Dawn of Detroit

A Chronicle of Slavery and Freedom in the City of the Straits
Author: Tiya Miles
Publisher: The New Press
ISBN: 1620972328
Category: History
Page: 288
View: 2130
2018 American Book Award Winner 2018 Frederick Douglass Book Prize Finalist Longlisted for the 2018 Cundill History Prize 2018 Nominee for the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Legacy Award (Nonfiction) 2018 Merle Curti Social History Award Winner 2018 James A. Rawley Prize Co-Winner A New York Times Editor’s Choice selection A Michigan Notable Book of 2018 A Booklist Editors’ Choice Title for 2017 “If many Americans imagine slavery essentially as a system in which black men toiled on cotton plantations, Miles upends that stereotype several times over.” —New York Times Book Review “[Miles] has compiled documentation that does for Detroit what the Works Progress Administration and the Federal Writers’ Project slave narratives did for other regions, primarily the South.” —Washington Post “[Tiya Miles] is among the best when it comes to blending artful storytelling with an unwavering sense of social justice.” —Martha S. Jones in The Chronicle of Higher Education “A necessary work of powerful, probing scholarship.” —Publisher Weekly (starred) “A book likely to stand at the head of further research into the problem of Native and African-American slavery in the north country.” —Kirkus Reviews From the MacArthur genius grant winner, a beautifully written and revelatory look at the slave origins of a major northern American city Most Americans believe that slavery was a creature of the South, and that Northern states and territories provided stops on the Underground Railroad for fugitive slaves on their way to Canada. In this paradigm-shifting book, celebrated historian Tiya Miles reveals that slavery was at the heart of the Midwest’s iconic city: Detroit. In this richly researched and eye-opening book, Miles has pieced together the experience of the unfree—both native and African American—in the frontier outpost of Detroit, a place wildly remote yet at the center of national and international conflict. Skillfully assembling fragments of a distant historical record, Miles introduces new historical figures and unearths struggles that remained hidden from view until now. The result is fascinating history, little explored and eloquently told, of the limits of freedom in early America, one that adds new layers of complexity to the story of a place that exerts a strong fascination in the media and among public intellectuals, artists, and activists. A book that opens the door on a completely hidden past, The Dawn of Detroit is a powerful and elegantly written history, one that completely changes our understanding of slavery’s American legacy.