The Century for Young People

The Century for Young People The th century brought seeds of change global nightmares years of doubt and machine dreams These are also some of the chapter headings of this stunning tribute to the past years Adapting the

  • Title: The Century for Young People
  • Author: Peter Jennings Todd Brewster
  • ISBN: 9780385327084
  • Page: 231
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Century for Young People

    The 20th century brought seeds of change, global nightmares, years of doubt, and machine dreams These are also some of the chapter headings of this stunning tribute to the past 100 years Adapting the bestselling adult version of The Century, journalists Peter Jennings and Todd Brewster take an unusual approach to the overwhelming task of capturing a century in 241 pages.The 20th century brought seeds of change, global nightmares, years of doubt, and machine dreams These are also some of the chapter headings of this stunning tribute to the past 100 years Adapting the bestselling adult version of The Century, journalists Peter Jennings and Todd Brewster take an unusual approach to the overwhelming task of capturing a century in 241 pages Rather than using a standard didactic, textbook style method, the authors choose to focus on the lives of ordinary people those who influenced, and were most affected by, the radical changes of the 1900s Marty Glickman describes the effect Teddy Roosevelt had on him as a boy Gilda Snow s father, an electrician for the 1939 New York World s Fair, took her on a backstage tour of the event when she was 9 years old Inez Jessie Baskin experienced the Montgomery bus boycotts firsthand Stacy Horn, creator of an Internet virtual community, muses on the phenomenon of online relationships Each sumptuous spread comes alive with Life magazine style photos over 200 total , compelling captions, feature essays on historical events and people, and pale blue sidebars with the stories of ordinary men and women of the century With a new introduction aimed at young readers, and a higher personal story to narrative ratio than the full length version, this magnificent volume belongs in any family s collection Ages 10 and older Emilie Coulter

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    1. Stephanie Watson

      A good overview of the history of the 1900s. Photos were well chosen. I think some of the events covered were slightly slanted in their portrayal, but overall it was both enjoyable and accurate. It is filled with first-hand accounts of people who lived through the events being described. I think the balance of personal stories to historical summaries was a bit skewed, but they did add a lot to the book.

    2. Molly (Conan the Librarian) Crumbley

      Respected journalists Peter Jennings and Todd Brewster partner up to introduce young people to the past in this first volume of the new Century for Young People series.Covering the years 1901 to 1936, it proves to be a well-written and informative look at the events that helped make America what it is today.The authors have collected brief snapshots of important events, such as the Wright Brothers’ first successful flight, the inauguration of President Theodore Roosevelt, the Great Depression, [...]

    3. Nancy

      This book has so many great photos. The best part is that there are real people telling real stories about historical events and how they affected them. This book could be used as a resource for any historical event in the last century. I think this is an excellent book to offer to students to read in your classroom library. You can flip anywhere in the book and find something that grabs your attention.

    4. Joshua

      Peter Jennings was the anchor of ABC's World News and he was my favorite news anchor in the 1990s, Peter knows all about the history of America and around the world, he been there and he wants us to look at the world's history in the 20th century, from the Immigration in the 1900s through the new media in the 90s, thanks Peter for all the resources.

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