The Century for Young People: 1936-1961: Defining America

The Century for Young People: 1936-1961: Defining America

by Peter Jennings, Todd Brewster
     
 

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Experience the greatest moments of the 20th century with an accessible narrative that makes history come alive.

Adapted from the #1 national bestseller especially for young readers!

The twentieth century was a time of tremendous change, the most eventful hundred years in human history. Join Peter Jennings and Todd Brewster for a fascinatingSee more details below

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Experience the greatest moments of the 20th century with an accessible narrative that makes history come alive.

Adapted from the #1 national bestseller especially for young readers!

The twentieth century was a time of tremendous change, the most eventful hundred years in human history. Join Peter Jennings and Todd Brewster for a fascinating journey back in time to experience, through vivid first-person accounts, the most surprising and the most terrifying events of the past hundred years. These are the voices of ordinary people--children and adults--who were part of history in the making. Their joys and sorrows, their hopes and fears provide a compelling insider's look at momentous events that have reshaped the world. The Century for Young People is a riveting read and an essential research resouce. It is the story of our time for all time.

 

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Children's Literature - Greg M. Romaneck
Imagine storming the beaches at Normandy as part of the invasion of Nazi occupied Europe. Think about living in age of the Dust Bowl and what it must have been like to experience the Great Depression. Contemplate what being one of the first African-Americans to defy conventions and enter a "whites only" diner. These are the memories that help make history come to life. It is first person accounts such as these which enliven book two of this three volume history of the twentieth century. In this book readers are given an overview of the middle decades of the past century. During that time period Hitler came to power, World War II was fought, the Cold War emerged, the Baby Boomer generation was born, and America went through wrenching issues linked to McCarthyism and racial segregation. It is these subjects that make up the lion's share of this fine historical work. All through the text the authors include primary source materials in the form of remembrances that bring the subject matter to life. This "you are there" approach works well and results in a compelling look at an age that engendered historically earth shaking changes and events. Reviewer: Greg M. Romaneck

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375893964
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
09/22/2009
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
128
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
10 - 12 Years

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