Chronicle of the 20th Century

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Author: Clifton Daniel

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Multi Media

ISBN: 9780789403322

Category: History

Page: 1486

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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

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Author: DK Publishing, Inc

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9780789420336

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 336

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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

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Author: Yann Le Pichon,Jean Louis Ferrier

Publisher: Editions Du Chene

ISBN: 9782842772215

Category: Architecture, Modern

Page: 1006

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

Chronicle of the 20th Century

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Author: Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Multi Media

ISBN: 9780789412225

Category: History

Page: N.A

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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.

Chronicle of the World

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Author: DK Publishing, Inc

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9780789403346

Category: History

Page: 1175

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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

Great People of the 20th Century

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Time Life Education

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 186

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Great people of the 20th century.

The Baseball Chronicle

Year-by-year History of Major League Baseball

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Author: David Nemec

Publisher: Publications International

ISBN: 9781412716666

Category: Baseball

Page: 712

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year by year chronicle of major-league baseball

The Rise and Fall of Modern Black Leadership

Chronicle of a Twentieth Century Tragedy

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Author: H. Viscount Nelson

Publisher: University Press of Amer

ISBN: 9780761825623

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

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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.

American Chronicle

Year by Year Through the Twentieth Century

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Author: Lois G. Gordon,Alan Gordon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780300075878

Category: History

Page: 998

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Covers American cultural history, encompassing politics, science, arts, entertainment, and major events

Atrocities: The 100 Deadliest Episodes in Human History

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Author: Matthew White

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393081923

Category: History

Page: 669

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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.

Between Citizens and the State

The Politics of American Higher Education in the 20th Century

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Author: Christopher P. Loss

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691148279

Category: Education

Page: 320

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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.

The Dawn of Detroit

A Chronicle of Slavery and Freedom in the City of the Straits

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Author: Tiya Miles

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 1620972328

Category: History

Page: 288

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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.

Dawn of the Century

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Author: Robert Vaughan

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1480495859

Category: Fiction

Page: 372

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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.

The Sounding of the Whale

Science and Cetaceans in the Twentieth Century

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Author: D. Graham Burnett

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226081338

Category: History

Page: 824

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From the Bible’s “Canst thou raise leviathan with a hook?” to Captain Ahab’s “From Hell’s heart I stab at thee!,” from the trials of Job to the legends of Sinbad, whales have breached in the human imagination as looming figures of terror, power, confusion, and mystery. In the twentieth century, however, our understanding of and relationship to these superlatives of creation underwent some astonishing changes, and with The Sounding of the Whale, D. Graham Burnett tells the fascinating story of the transformation of cetaceans from grotesque monsters, useful only as wallowing kegs of fat and fertilizer, to playful friends of humanity, bellwethers of environmental devastation, and, finally, totems of the counterculture in the Age of Aquarius. When Burnett opens his story, ignorance reigns: even Nature was misclassifying whales at the turn of the century, and the only biological study of the species was happening in gruesome Arctic slaughterhouses. But in the aftermath of World War I, an international effort to bring rational regulations to the whaling industry led to an explosion of global research—and regulations that, while well-meaning, were quashed, or widely flouted, by whaling nations, the first shot in a battle that continues to this day. The book closes with a look at the remarkable shift in public attitudes toward whales that began in the 1960s, as environmental concerns and new discoveries about whale behavior combined to make whales an object of sentimental concern and public adulation. A sweeping history, grounded in nearly a decade of research, The Sounding of the Whale tells a remarkable story of how science, politics, and simple human wonder intertwined to transform the way we see these behemoths from below.

Pantone: The Twentieth Century in Color

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Author: Leatrice Eiseman,Keith Recker

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 0811877566

Category: Art

Page: 207

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Summer is the best season of all. Dive into this collection of poetic and mesmerizing images curated by photographer Joanne Dugan. Quotes from writers and luminaries intermingle with interpretive vignettes that instantly evoke the perfect summer moment. Enjoy the adventure and stillness of your favorite season all year round withSummertime.

The Last Englishmen

Love, War, and the End of Empire

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Author: Deborah Baker

Publisher: Graywolf Press

ISBN: 1555979947

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 356

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A sumptuous biographical saga, both intimate and epic, about the waning of the British Empire in India John Auden was a pioneering geologist of the Himalaya. Michael Spender was the first to draw a detailed map of the North Face of Mount Everest. While their younger brothers—W. H. Auden and Stephen Spender—achieved literary fame, they vied to be included on an expedition that would deliver Everest’s summit to an Englishman, a quest that had become a metaphor for Britain’s struggle to maintain power over India. To this rivalry was added another: in the summer of 1938 both men fell in love with a painter named Nancy Sharp. Her choice would determine where each man’s wartime loyalties would lie. Set in Calcutta, London, the glacier-locked wilds of the Karakoram, and on Everest itself, The Last Englishmen is also the story of a generation. The cast of this exhilarating drama includes Indian and English writers and artists, explorers and Communist spies, Die Hards and Indian nationalists, political rogues and police informers. Key among them is a highborn Bengali poet named Sudhin Datta, a melancholy soul torn, like many of his generation, between hatred of the British Empire and a deep love of European literature, whose life would be upended by the arrival of war on his Calcutta doorstep. Dense with romance and intrigue, and of startling relevance for the great power games of our own day, Deborah Baker’s The Last Englishmen is an engrossing story that traces the end of empire and the stirring of a new world order.

The Browns of California

The Family Dynasty that Transformed a State and Shaped a Nation

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Author: Miriam Pawel

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1632867354

Category: History

Page: 496

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"Miriam Pawel's fascinating book . . . illuminates the sea change in the nation's politics in the last half of the 20th century."--New York Times Book Review A Los Angeles Times Bestseller Publishers Weekly Top Ten History Books for Fall A Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist's panoramic history of California and its impact on the nation, from the Gold Rush to Silicon Valley--told through the lens of the family dynasty that led the state for nearly a quarter century. Even in the land of reinvention, the story is exceptional: Pat Brown, the beloved father who presided over California during an era of unmatched expansion; Jerry Brown, the cerebral son who became the youngest governor in modern times--and then returned three decades later as the oldest. In The Browns of California, journalist and scholar Miriam Pawel weaves a narrative history that spans four generations, from August Schuckman, the Prussian immigrant who crossed the Plains in 1852 and settled on a northern California ranch, to his great-grandson Jerry Brown, who reclaimed the family homestead one hundred forty years later. Through the prism of their lives, we gain an essential understanding of California and an appreciation of its importance. The magisterial story is enhanced by dozens of striking photos, many published for the first time. This book gives new insights to those steeped in California history, offers a corrective for those who confuse stereotypes and legend for fact, and opens new vistas for readers familiar with only the sketchiest outlines of a place habitually viewed from afar with a mix of envy and awe, disdain, and fascination.