» » The Century

The Century epub download

by Peter Jennings


We have sought," write Peter Jennings and Todd Brewster, "to distinguish our story from other histories by holding each chapter up to a litmus test: Have we looked at this time from the perspective of someone who lived through it? And in doing so, have we captured a sense not only of the events of a particular era, but of the mood, the prevailing attitudes?"

Peter Jennings (1938–2005) was chief anchor of ABC’s World News Tonight.

Peter Jennings (1938–2005) was chief anchor of ABC’s World News Tonight. In more than 40 years as a broadcast journalist, he worked in most parts of the world, from the American South to Southern Africa, from the Middle East to eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. Among hundreds of programs he was a part of, he treasured those he did with and for the young.

These are the voices of ordinary people-children and adults-who were part of history in the making.

I’ve got to say it: ABC anchor Peter Jennings and Journalist Todd Brewster wrote this book before 911, but it especially rings true afterwards

I’ve got to say it: ABC anchor Peter Jennings and Journalist Todd Brewster wrote this book before 911, but it especially rings true afterwards. This 2002 hard-cover book with dust cover has 178 semi-glossy pages, many of which contain 1 color photo per page. The publisher is Hyperion, NYC.

Showing 12 distinct works.

Peter Jennings’s most popular book is The Century for Young People: Changing America: 1961-1999. Showing 12 distinct works. The Century for Young People: Changing America: 1961-1999 by. Peter Jennings, Todd Brewster.

Join Us. Author The Century for Young People: 1961-1999: Changing America. 10 10. Books by The Century for Young People: 1961-1999: Changing America: Todd Brewster & Peter Jennings.

The result is this spectacular book, the independent companion volume to the landmark ABC News and The History Channel television series The Century.

товар 1 The Century by Peter Jennings, Todd Brewster -The Century by Peter Jennings, Todd Brewster. 267,20 RUB. Бесплатная доставка.

13. What happens in China in 1949 that shocks America? In 1949 the civil war in China ended with a communist victory this led to more fear and distrust towards the communist world. Now while America was gaining support in Western Europe the Soviets were gaining support in Asia.

Beautiful coffee table book. The Century by Peter Jennings & Todd Brewster 1998. Beautiful coffee table book. 606 pages and appears to have never been looked through.

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.

The Century epub download

ISBN13: 978-0385483278

ISBN: 0385483279

Author: Peter Jennings

Category: History

Subcategory: Americas

Language: English

Publisher: Doubleday; 1st edition (November 10, 1998)

Pages: 624 pages

ePUB size: 1844 kb

FB2 size: 1790 kb

Rating: 4.3

Votes: 526

Other Formats: lrf mbr docx mobi

Related to The Century ePub books

Duzshura
This excellent book gives us a broad overview of the 20th century. Wonderful in all aspects in regard to what it touches, though I wish it touched on some other areas as well. The greatest emphais is given to the United States, which is reasonable, since America was the 'dominant nation' of the century, but what it doesn't mention is what I find strange. The rise of our 'automobile culture,' and we American's becoming 'stay at home nomads' to coin a rather awkard phrase is gone into, but no mention of matching rise of automobile related sport. This may seem as if I am pushing an 'agenda', and possibly I am, BUT it is worth rememebering that the Indianopolis 500 is the only race in the WORLD, that has been held reguarly, in the very location, on the same track, for over a century. Baseball, that linchpin of American culture for so long, is not even mentioned, let alone one of the major scandals of the period... The World Series of 1919 and the Chicago 'Black Sox.'

Despite those nitpicks, this book is excellent and well worth the money in every way... Well,okay one final 'nit.' The damn thing is printed on lead! It weighs a freaking TON!
Duzshura
This excellent book gives us a broad overview of the 20th century. Wonderful in all aspects in regard to what it touches, though I wish it touched on some other areas as well. The greatest emphais is given to the United States, which is reasonable, since America was the 'dominant nation' of the century, but what it doesn't mention is what I find strange. The rise of our 'automobile culture,' and we American's becoming 'stay at home nomads' to coin a rather awkard phrase is gone into, but no mention of matching rise of automobile related sport. This may seem as if I am pushing an 'agenda', and possibly I am, BUT it is worth rememebering that the Indianopolis 500 is the only race in the WORLD, that has been held reguarly, in the very location, on the same track, for over a century. Baseball, that linchpin of American culture for so long, is not even mentioned, let alone one of the major scandals of the period... The World Series of 1919 and the Chicago 'Black Sox.'

Despite those nitpicks, this book is excellent and well worth the money in every way... Well,okay one final 'nit.' The damn thing is printed on lead! It weighs a freaking TON!
Jorius
If you were bored by history classes and history textbooks during your elementary or high school days and eventually turned off on the subject, this is the book that can awaken a new interest. However, for people under the age of 30 some of the events described are beyond their memory and may hold no more interest than an account of a marriage ceremony in ancient Persia. But for those who were alive during World War II and experienced both the recovery and the traumas that followed, the descriptions will evoke vivid memories and give pause when the text suggests better or worse conditions that could have followed. In Amazon there are other positive reviews of this book that provide additional reasons for buying it that need not be repeated here. Some negative reviews state the book is incomplete and superficial. Those miss the point. In the first pages the authors confess to the reader that their choices of events and level of detail were personal and selective. This book is not intended as a vehicle for research on world politics, disasters, and human achievement. Each chapter could be expanded into a whole volume. The approach that provides the value and readability that makes the book enjoyable is the skill demonstrated by the authors in first providing overarching and summary statements of the events and forces at work during each period, then zeroing in with clear, meaningful, and sometimes excruciating detail of moments in the life of individuals caught up in the event. There is pleasure in experiencing this swing between the general and the specifics of what happened in the last 100 years to humankind, but the reader should be prepared for the pain of being reminded that aside from a few unavoidable natural disasters, most of the suffering in those 100 years was brought on by human beings themselves. This book points out how people can be unexplicably cruel or act stupidly on the basis of little information. Although there are stories of extreme kindness and courage, this book describes a world that is not getting any better.
Jorius
If you were bored by history classes and history textbooks during your elementary or high school days and eventually turned off on the subject, this is the book that can awaken a new interest. However, for people under the age of 30 some of the events described are beyond their memory and may hold no more interest than an account of a marriage ceremony in ancient Persia. But for those who were alive during World War II and experienced both the recovery and the traumas that followed, the descriptions will evoke vivid memories and give pause when the text suggests better or worse conditions that could have followed. In Amazon there are other positive reviews of this book that provide additional reasons for buying it that need not be repeated here. Some negative reviews state the book is incomplete and superficial. Those miss the point. In the first pages the authors confess to the reader that their choices of events and level of detail were personal and selective. This book is not intended as a vehicle for research on world politics, disasters, and human achievement. Each chapter could be expanded into a whole volume. The approach that provides the value and readability that makes the book enjoyable is the skill demonstrated by the authors in first providing overarching and summary statements of the events and forces at work during each period, then zeroing in with clear, meaningful, and sometimes excruciating detail of moments in the life of individuals caught up in the event. There is pleasure in experiencing this swing between the general and the specifics of what happened in the last 100 years to humankind, but the reader should be prepared for the pain of being reminded that aside from a few unavoidable natural disasters, most of the suffering in those 100 years was brought on by human beings themselves. This book points out how people can be unexplicably cruel or act stupidly on the basis of little information. Although there are stories of extreme kindness and courage, this book describes a world that is not getting any better.
Zut
I had already had the book. I have given it to several friends and family. It's a fantastic book for those that don't have a lot of time to read. It would take you a long time to read it, but the way the book was formatted was done brilliantly by Jennings. He has a personal story about a real person's experience explained for each year of the century. Of course each year's stories were applicable to what was going on that year in our history
Zut
I had already had the book. I have given it to several friends and family. It's a fantastic book for those that don't have a lot of time to read. It would take you a long time to read it, but the way the book was formatted was done brilliantly by Jennings. He has a personal story about a real person's experience explained for each year of the century. Of course each year's stories were applicable to what was going on that year in our history
Gamba
This is without a doubt the most incredible book to use for a Spine. There is a softer child's version that we aim to get for our son - this book is really good for very advanced 9th graders and 10th grade up. It is here folks. If you want to build your own World Studies program...in high school, using Notebooking and Essay methods.... LOOK NO FURTHER.

This is an incredible book and well worth the money you'll pay for it. I should get another one before you can't get them anymore... just so I have a spare.
Gamba
This is without a doubt the most incredible book to use for a Spine. There is a softer child's version that we aim to get for our son - this book is really good for very advanced 9th graders and 10th grade up. It is here folks. If you want to build your own World Studies program...in high school, using Notebooking and Essay methods.... LOOK NO FURTHER.

This is an incredible book and well worth the money you'll pay for it. I should get another one before you can't get them anymore... just so I have a spare.
Zovaithug
This is a coffee table book that should not be left to sit on the coffee table. Once you get started, it is very hard to put it down and walk away. This book is so well done, that you do not have to be a "history buff" to get into it. Granted, there are no surprise endings, for after all, history is history, but, I have found many items that I was not aware of, and found interesting and new photographs that easily caught my attention. "The Century" will captivate, enlighten and educate. This is the type of book which can easily allow you to say "I didn't know that", and not feel foolish for saying it. The authors stimulate your mind's juices, and you really can't ask for any more than that.
Zovaithug
This is a coffee table book that should not be left to sit on the coffee table. Once you get started, it is very hard to put it down and walk away. This book is so well done, that you do not have to be a "history buff" to get into it. Granted, there are no surprise endings, for after all, history is history, but, I have found many items that I was not aware of, and found interesting and new photographs that easily caught my attention. "The Century" will captivate, enlighten and educate. This is the type of book which can easily allow you to say "I didn't know that", and not feel foolish for saying it. The authors stimulate your mind's juices, and you really can't ask for any more than that.
Kison
Peter Jennings did a fantastic job on this. Very well written and outstanding photography.
Kison
Peter Jennings did a fantastic job on this. Very well written and outstanding photography.
bass
What a lovely way to remember the lives of relatives who experienced much of the 20th century. In addition to sparking many personal memories, it gives multiple generations much to talk about, compare and share. Well worth the "used book" money!
bass
What a lovely way to remember the lives of relatives who experienced much of the 20th century. In addition to sparking many personal memories, it gives multiple generations much to talk about, compare and share. Well worth the "used book" money!
This book is an excellent synopsis of highlights of the twentieth century. If you lived anytime during those 100 years, you will enjoy reading it and having it as a reference to many events which occured during your lifetime.

Also, in a few years you may have a wonderful souvenir of a "real" book because most books will be only published for digital display!
This book is an excellent synopsis of highlights of the twentieth century. If you lived anytime during those 100 years, you will enjoy reading it and having it as a reference to many events which occured during your lifetime.

Also, in a few years you may have a wonderful souvenir of a "real" book because most books will be only published for digital display!