Huge Coffee Table Book
Doubleday, 1998. FIRST EDITION, eighth printing. Excellent condition, original unclipped dust jacket also in excellent condition. Very heavy oversized book. Photographs edited by Katherine Bourbeau. with over 500 color and black and white photographs and with fascinating first person accounts of the great events of the 20th century. The volume presents history as it was lived. Numerous major themes have been detailed throughout - the impact of technology, the soaring of the imagination, the ghastly violence and much more. "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. 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."Fantastic addition to any collection or a unique gift for anyone. 606 pages.