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The Century de Peter Jennings
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The Century (original: 1998; edição: 1998)

de Peter Jennings (Autor)

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What was it like to watch the Wright Brothers soar into the sky? To hear the first crackling voice aired on the radio? To cower in the ghastly trenches of Europe during World War I? To lose everything in the stock-market crash of 1929, or experience the birth of rock and roll? To watch the Berlin Wall divide East and West, and then, twenty-eight years later, to see it fall under the weight of tens of thousands seeking to taste freedom? For the past seven years, researchers, reporters, and producers for ABC News have searched the world's archives for the rarest and most stunning photographs and images, consulted eminent twentieth-century historians, and discovered and interviewed hundreds of eyewitnesses and participants in the significant moments of the most eventful one hundred years in human history. The result is this spectacular book, the independent companion volume to the landmark ABC News and The History Channel television series The Century.  Co-written by ABC News Anchor Peter Jennings and Senior Editorial Producer Todd Brewster, The Century features a narrative of extraordinary quality that tracks major themes--the impact of technology, the soaring of the imagination, the ghastly violence, the joy of entertainment--through chronological chapters recounting the signal moments of each era in the century.  From "Seeds of Change: 1901-1914" to "Machine Dreams: 1990-1999," each chapter is threaded through with fascinating first-person accounts of the great events of the twentieth  century, and illustrated with over five hundred color and black-and-white photographs (many never published before) reproduced in exquisite depth and clarity. The Century presents history as it was lived, and as it will be remembered for the next hundred years.  Here is a keepsake volume destined to be an essential part of every family's library: an epic journey through the last hundred years, whose heroes are our grandparents, our parents, ourselves.… (mais)
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Título:The Century
Autores:Peter Jennings (Autor)
Informação:Doubleday (1998), Edition: 1st, 624 pages
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OK, this isn't the type of book you sit and read from front to back, but it's worth reading pockets of it. It's amazing how much is crammed into this book, not that it's small.

I ended up using sections of this book as a resource for some writing. I thought initially that the section might have been to thin on information, but further research at multiple websites had it standing up quite well.

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  RalphLagana | Jan 23, 2016 |
Good for heritage or decade projects, also could be used to highlight certain history lessons.
  Climbing-books | Dec 18, 2014 |
I picked this book up at the thrift store for $5. I think this might be the single best thrift store deal ever!

Anyway... I really enjoyed this book. My only wish is that there were more "personal accounts" throughout; I like reading about historical events, but I really enjoy the 1st hand account that only a person who lived the event can give.

That being said, I think that Peter Jennings and Todd Brewster did a good job cramming this book full of just about everything that happened since 1900. I would say that this was a pretty admirable accomplishment. ( )
  TheBecks | Apr 1, 2013 |
I think my favorite thing about this book is the pictures. *hangs head in shame* I've read parts of it, but am blown away by the richness of the photos on the pages. ( )
  srfbluemama | Jun 14, 2009 |
3282. The Century, by Peter Jennigs and Todd Brewster (read Dec 30, 1999) (re-read 29 Nov 2019) I suppose this book is intended to lay on a coffee table and be browsed, but I read it cover to cover. There is much good in it, and its 100 book bibliography is worth the price of the book. Reviewing that list, I found I had read 41 of the 100 listed, and nearly all were really great reading. I thought reading this volume was an appropriate way to end the 1900s. (I was surprised and annoyed that the book is not well designed--the margins next to the spine are at times too narrow. One would not have to be a genuis in book design to realize the margins next to the spine should be greater than those next to the outer edge, I would have thought.) ( )
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What was it like to watch the Wright Brothers soar into the sky? To hear the first crackling voice aired on the radio? To cower in the ghastly trenches of Europe during World War I? To lose everything in the stock-market crash of 1929, or experience the birth of rock and roll? To watch the Berlin Wall divide East and West, and then, twenty-eight years later, to see it fall under the weight of tens of thousands seeking to taste freedom? For the past seven years, researchers, reporters, and producers for ABC News have searched the world's archives for the rarest and most stunning photographs and images, consulted eminent twentieth-century historians, and discovered and interviewed hundreds of eyewitnesses and participants in the significant moments of the most eventful one hundred years in human history. The result is this spectacular book, the independent companion volume to the landmark ABC News and The History Channel television series The Century.  Co-written by ABC News Anchor Peter Jennings and Senior Editorial Producer Todd Brewster, The Century features a narrative of extraordinary quality that tracks major themes--the impact of technology, the soaring of the imagination, the ghastly violence, the joy of entertainment--through chronological chapters recounting the signal moments of each era in the century.  From "Seeds of Change: 1901-1914" to "Machine Dreams: 1990-1999," each chapter is threaded through with fascinating first-person accounts of the great events of the twentieth  century, and illustrated with over five hundred color and black-and-white photographs (many never published before) reproduced in exquisite depth and clarity. The Century presents history as it was lived, and as it will be remembered for the next hundred years.  Here is a keepsake volume destined to be an essential part of every family's library: an epic journey through the last hundred years, whose heroes are our grandparents, our parents, ourselves.

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