Century

ISBN-10: 0385483279
ISBN-13: 9780385483278
Edition: 1999
List price: $60.00
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Description: Featuring gripping first-person accounts of the great events of the 20th century, and illustrated with over 500 archival photographs, The Century is as compelling as it is definitive. In America it was the fastest selling book over $50, ever.

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Book details

List price: $60.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/10/1998
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 624
Size: 9.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 6.138
Language: English

Featuring gripping first-person accounts of the great events of the 20th century, and illustrated with over 500 archival photographs, The Century is as compelling as it is definitive. In America it was the fastest selling book over $50, ever.

Peter Jennings, July 29, 1938 - Peter Jennings was born on July 29, 1938 in Toronto, Canada. His father was a reporter with the Canadian Broadcasting Company at the time and at the age of nine, Jennings hosted a half hour weekly children's show for the CBC. jennings attended Carleton University and Rider College. In 1962, Jennings became co-anchor of Canada's first national commercial network newscast. In 1964 he moved to New York City and found a job as a correspondent for ABC. Jennings worked his way up and eventually became the anchor for ABC's nightly newscast for two years, from 1965 to 1967. He returned to reporting in 1968, and was appointed head of the ABC News Middle East Bureau in Beirut in the 70's. In 1971, Jennings received the National Headliner Award for his report on Civil War in Bangladesh. He won the Peabody Award for his report on the Egyptian President Anwar al-Sadat in 1974. From 1974 to 1975, Jennings worked as the Washington correspondent for ABC's A.M. America, before heading to London as the chief foreign correspondent. Once in London, jennings co-anchored ABC's World News Tonight. once the show moved to New York City in 1983, Jennings was made sole anchor of the show. Jennings interviewed Saddam Hussein right before the Gulf War, one of the only western reporters to be allowed to do so. In 1998, he published "The Century," a book of photographs focusing on the American perspective of the 20th century.

Peter Jennings is the anchor and senior editor of ABC'sWorld News Tonight. In more than thirty-five years as a broadcast journalist, he has 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 the hundreds of programs he has been a part of, he treasures those he has done with and for the young. Young people, he says, ask questions their parents are too embarrassed to ask. Todd Brewster was the senior editorial producer of ABC'sThe Centurytelevision series. In more than twenty years as a journalist, he has covered the American national political scene and the collapse of Communism in eastern Europe, both forLife, where he was a writer and editor. He was also the editor ofLife's special issues on historical themes. Todd Brewster is now on the staff of ABC News. From the Hardcover edition.

Introduction
Seeds of Change 1901-1914p. 2
Shell Shock 1914-1919p. 48
Boom to Bust 1920-1929p. 98
Stormy Weather 1929-1936p. 144
Over the Edge 1936-1941p. 184
Global Nightmare 1941-1945p. 232
An Uneasy Peace 1946-1952p. 280
Mass Markets 1953-1961p. 320
Into the Streets 1961-1969p. 364
Years of Doubt 1969-1981p. 420
New Morning 1981-1989p. 464
Machine Dreams 1989-1999p. 522
Acknowledgmentsp. 575
Source Notesp. 576
Suggested Readingp. 584
Picture Sourcesp. 591
Indexp. 595
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

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