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American Century By Harold Evans

American Century by Harold Evans

Condition - Very Good
$54.99
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Summary

The twentieth century is the American century by the power of an idea - the idea of freedom. This book documents and celebrates these epic years. With more than 900 original photographs, cartoons and illustrations, it illuminates and illustrates the central political personalities and dramas, the triumph and the scandals.

American Century Summary

American Century by Harold Evans

This is the enthralling story of the last hundred years in the life of the United States, and the story of the twentieth century. In this century America did not simply become the largest economic and military power, send man to the moon or jeans to Red Square, but sustained Western civilization by acts of courage, generosity and vision unparalled in the history of man. The twentieth century is the American century by the power of an idea - the idea of freedom. The award-winning editor and journalist Harold Evans documents and celebrates these epic years in a manner brilliantly suited to the richness of the age. It is a newsreel of our times, vivid in its images, swift and compelling in its language, immensely stimulating in its commentaries. More than 900 original photographs, cartoons and illustrations, illuminate and illustrate the central politically personalities and dramas, the triumph and the scandals. Here are the President, nineteen of them from a Civil War general to a movie star: muscle-flexing, idealistic, devious, smug, magnetic, saintly, brave and brilliant. Here are Al Capone and J. Edgar Hoover, Martin Luther King and the Ku Klux Klan. Here is America at peace in the twenties and at war with itself in the sixties.

About Harold Evans

Sir Harold Matthew Evans is a British-born journalist and writer who was editor of The Sunday Times from 1967 to 1981. He has written various books on history and journalism, including Essential English. Since 2001, Evans has served as editor-at-large of The Week Magazine and since 2005, he has been a contributor to the Guardian and BBC Radio 4. He lives in New York with his wife and childen.

Additional information

GOR001975443
9780712665704
0712665706
American Century by Harold Evans
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2000-02-24
736
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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