Modern Times, 1970-99

Modern Times, 1970-99

by Reader's Digest Editors, Editors of Reader&s Digest
     
 

From the rise of the personal computer to the fall of the Berlin Wall, the tragedies, triumphs, and trends of the last three decades of the 20th century come to life in a dazzling collage of pictures and incisive, compelling narration.

This vivid chronicle recreates the era that witnessed tremendous social and political upheavals, the bitterly fought Cold War… See more details below

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From the rise of the personal computer to the fall of the Berlin Wall, the tragedies, triumphs, and trends of the last three decades of the 20th century come to life in a dazzling collage of pictures and incisive, compelling narration.

This vivid chronicle recreates the era that witnessed tremendous social and political upheavals, the bitterly fought Cold War and the ultimate collapse of communism, the advent of the Information Age, and the development of the global economy.

From the conflicts in Vietnam, Chile, and other hot spots to the rise of international terrorism, Modern Times presents both contemporary reports and images and thoughtful re-assessments from a historical perspective.

This fascinating look at the reshaping of attitudes, morals, and popular culture examines the huge changes in the position of women in society, in gay life, and in the rights of minorities, and shines a spotlight on the media stars, fashion trends, and more.

Focusing on both positive advances and continuing troublesome questions, this book explores everything from the policies and technologies that created the global village to the forces that threaten to tear it apart.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762102723
Publisher:
Reader's Digest Association, Incorporated, The
Publication date:
03/14/2001
Series:
Eventful 20th Century Series
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
9.40(w) x 11.52(h) x 0.63(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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