Chronicle of the 20th Century


Author: Clifton Daniel

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Multi Media

ISBN: 9780789403322

Category: History

Page: 1486

View: 3319

Reports on the major events and people of the twentieth century, from world wars to the technological explosion to the ascendence of the Beatles

Junior chronicle of the 20th century


Author: DK Publishing, Inc

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9780789420336

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 336

View: 9813

A visual history covering personalities and topics of the twentieth-century and including key events in the fields of international politics, entertainment, and science.

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: 3565

Contains information on all the important artists, art movements and events of the twentieth century.

Chronicle of the 20th Century


Author: Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Multi Media

ISBN: 9780789412225

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 4202

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.

Maria the Panther

Chronicle of the Twentieth Century


Author: Adam Adrian Brostow

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781450239943

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 88

View: 8099

Maria the Panther presents the story of the author’s grandmother, Maria, who was a strong professional woman well ahead of her times. At the same time, her biography provides a sweeping overview of the history of twentieth-century Europe, transcending cultures. Grandma Maria was born in 1902 in Warsaw, which at that time was part of the Russian Empire. She died in 1992 at the age of eighty-nine, in a free Poland. She survived World War I and cheated death at least four times during World War II. She was arrested by the Soviet NKVD (later known as the KGB). As private in the Home Army (serial number 202), she fought the Nazis in the Resistance and the Warsaw Uprising. She was taken to a Nazi concentration camp and later worked at a labor camp in Berlin. There she gained a nickname—“The Panther”—for her resourcefulness and courage. She survived the carpet bombing of Berlin. In the late 1940s, at a time when most women were confined to domestic duties, she became the president of a bank. Years later she joined the free Solidarity trade union. She lived to see the fall of the Berlin Wall and to participate in free elections in her native Poland.

Our times

the illustrated history of the 20th century


Author: Lorraine Glennon

Publisher: Pub Overstock Unlimited Inc


Category: History

Page: 713

View: 6391

A history of the twentieth century features special photographs and artwork, and essays commissioned from distinguished writers

The chronicle of western fashion

from ancient times to the present day


Author: John Peacock

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams


Category: Art

Page: 224

View: 4399

Presents the evolution of fashion, from ancient Egyptian robes to the very latest Parisian designs, with detailed descriptions of the fabrics used, the cut, pattern, and colors preferred, and a discussion of fashion and social class

Sporting News Chronicle of 20th Century


Author: Ron Smith

Publisher: Mallard Press

ISBN: 9780792457206

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

View: 9025

A compilation of clippings culled from the annals of the nation's oldest sports publication chronicle the sports events from each decade since 1900.

Ein einfaches Leben



Author: Min Jin Lee

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423434929

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 3064

Der Bestseller aus den USA Zwanzig Jahre Arbeit stecken in diesem großen, umwerfenden Buch, das in zwanzig Ländern erscheint: Sunja, Tochter eines Fischers, wird genau im falschen Moment schwach, genau beim falschen Mann. Um keine Schande über ihre Familie zu bringen, verlässt sie Korea und bringt ihre Söhne Noa und Mozasu fernab der Heimat in Japan zur Welt. Koreanische Einwanderer, selbst in zweiter Generation, leben dort als Menschen zweiter Klasse. Während Sunja sich abzufinden versucht, fordern ihre Söhne ihr Schicksal heraus. Noa studiert an den besten Universitäten und Mozasu zieht es in die Pachinko-Spielhallen der kriminellen Unterwelt der Yakuza.

Chronik eines angekündigten Todes



Author: Gabriel García Márquez

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 346230674X

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

View: 7330

In einem Dorf an der kolumbianischen Karibikküste feiert Bayardo San Roman seine Hochzeit. Ein prunkvolles Fest wird gefeiert, und dass die Braut den Bräutigam nicht liebt, scheint ein unwesentliches Detail, denn „Liebe erlernt sich“. Doch auf das Fest folgt der Skandal. Angela Vicario, die schöne Braut, wird noch in der Nacht von ihrem Ehemann ins Elternhaus zurückgebracht; sie war nicht mehr unberührt. Angela offenbart den Namen des angeblichen Täters, und mit Fleischermessern bewaffnet ziehen ihre Zwillingsbrüder los, um die Tat zu sühnen, das heißt, den Verführer zu töten. Das ganze Dorf erfährt von ihrer bitteren Pflicht. Jeder weiß, dass hier Vorurteile eine sinnlose Tat auslösen, doch niemand schreitet ein. Jahre später befragt der Ich-Erzähler alle Zeugen und rekonstruiert den Ablauf des tragischen Geschehens, die wenigen Stunden von der Ankündigung bis zur Ausführung des grausamen Verbrechens.

Antimicrobial Drugs

Chronicle of a Twentieth Century Medical Triumph


Author: David Greenwood

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199534845

Category: Medical

Page: 429

View: 5883

Between 1935 and 1944, the field of microbiology, and by implication medicine as a whole, underwent dramatic advancement. The discovery of the extraordinary antibacterial properties of sulphonamides, penicillin, and streptomycin triggered a frantic hunt for more antimicrobial drugs that was to yield an abundant harvest in a very short space of time. By the early 1960s more than 50 antibacterial agents were available to the prescribing physician and, largely by aprocess of chemical modification of existing compounds, that number has more than tripled today. So used have we become to the ready availability of these relatively safe and highly effective 'miracle drugs' that it is now hard to grasp how they transformed the treatment ofinfection.This book provides the first comprehensive account of the development of antimicrobial agents of all kinds: antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, antiprotozoal and anthelminthic compounds. It also offers a celebration of those involved with the agents that have surely led to the relief of more human and animal suffering than any other class of drugs in the history of medical endeavour.

The Chronicles of Canada

Volume VIII - the Growth of Nationality


Author: George M. Wrong

Publisher: Fireship Press

ISBN: 1934757519

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 4326

The Chronicles of Canada was a Canadian literary landmark. First published in 1914, it was a series of thirty-two, short, concise, freshly-written historical narratives for the lay person. It was designed to set forth, with historical continuity, the principal events and movements in Canada-from the Norse Voyages to the Railway Builders-and it quickly became a classic. Fireship Press is proud to bring this outstanding work-all 32 books combined into a nine volume set-back into print. IN VOLUME VIII THE GROWTH OF NATIONALITY - Part I The Fathers of Confederation: A Chronicle of the Birth of the Dominion by A. H. U. Colquhoun - Part II The Day of Sir John Macdonald: A Chronicle of The First Prime Minister of The Dominion by Sir Joseph Pope - Part III The Day of Sir Wilfrid Laurier: A Chronicle of the 20th Century by Oscar D. Skelton.