Even as we lived through it, the 20th century was sometimes overwhelming with its larger than life personalities and momentous occasions. This heavily illustrated tour of the era profiles such defining figures as Charles Lindbergh, Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe, Josephine Baker, John Wayne, Muhammed Ali, Walter Cronkite, and the Beatles. Zeroing in on pivotal events, here are accounts of Robert Peary reaching the North Pole, Henry Ford devising the modern assembly line, President Truman desegregating the military, the American hockey team's 1980 "Miracle on Ice," and the dawn of the Internet age.
The Twentieth Century In 100 Moments
Author: Heather Rounds & Akim Reinhardt.