Portrait of a Decade, 1910-1919

Portrait of a Decade, 1910-1919

by Trevor Fisher
     
 

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Gr 6 Up-- The events of the 20th century's second decade are presented succinctly in this British import. Each year begins with a headline story, followed by categories titled ``World News,'' ``Sports and the Arts,'' and ``Science and Technology.'' The pages within each category are set in newspaper columns, written in a journalistic style, and occasionally highlighted by news photographs. The decade's drama comes to life in the prose; even though the book is brief, Fisher crams in a great deal of information. This could be a good introductory source inspiring readers to further investigation. Basically for use in research assignments, the volume includes many helpful addenda: a time chart, capsule biographies of important people, a generous bibliography, and a complete index. The format helps to ilustrate the concept of continuity in history as well as how seemingly minor events can change the world's fate. A possible drawback for U. S. youngsters is the inclusion of British political history of the period and the omission of some aspects of American history (e.g. the growth of the automobile industry and mass production). A social history of this country can be found in Time-Life's This Fabulous Century (1969; o.p.). Nevertheless, this book has a great deal to offer. --Renee Steinberg, Fieldstone Middle School, Montvale, NJ

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780713460711
Publisher:
Batsford, B.T. Ltd.
Publication date:
10/01/1990
Pages:
72
Product dimensions:
8.66(w) x 11.02(h) x (d)
Age Range:
12 - 16 Years

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