We Interrupt This Broadcast: The Events That Stopped Our Lives...from the Hindenburg Explosion to the Death of John F. Kennedy Jr.

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In this attractively designed book, 41 events are presented in photos (many full page) and text. Two included CDs contain actual broadcasts, with narration by newsman Bill Kurtis. Events range in time from the Hindenburg explosion (1937), to the death of John F. Kennedy Jr. (1999), and include some of the most important events of WWII, the many assassinations of the 1960s, and various other disasters and headline making events of the 20th century. No index or scholarly trappings. 10.5x10.5<">. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570715358
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/28/2000
  • Edition description: 2ND BK&CD
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 180
  • Product dimensions: 10.83 (w) x 10.88 (h) x 0.95 (d)

Table of Contents

The Hindenburg Explodes 2
Pearl Harbor Under Attack 6
D-Day: The Normandy Invasion 10
President Roosevelt Dies 14
V-E Day: War in Europe Ends 18
Atomic Bomb Destroys Hiroshima 22
Japan Surrenders: WWII Ends 26
Truman Defeats Dewey 30
General MacArthur Fired 32
Sputnik Launched by Soviets 34
John Glenn Orbits Earth 36
Marilyn Monroe Dies 40
Cuban Missile Crisis: Nuclear War Threatened 44
President Kennedy Assassinated 48
Lee Harvey Oswald Assassinated 54
President Johnson Declines Re-election Bid 58
Martin Luther King, Jr. Assassinated 60
Robert Kennedy Assassinated 64
Apollo 11: Man Walks on Moon 68
Apollo 13: Astronauts Escape Disaster 72
Kent State Massacre 76
Munich Olympics Tragedy 80
Nixon Resigns 84
Saigon Falls 88
Elvis Dies 92
Iran Hostage Crisis 96
John Lennon Assassinated 100
President Reagan Shot 104
The Challenger Explodes 106
Berlin Wall Crumbles 110
Operation Desert Storm Begins 116
Rodney King Verdict Incites Riots 122
Waco Standoff Ends in Disaster 126
O. J. Simpson Saga 130
Oklahoma City Bombing 134
Flight 800 Explodes Over Atlantic 140
Atlanta Olympics Bombing 144
Princess Diana Dies 146
The Impeachment of President Clinton 150
Tragedy at Columbine High School 154
John F. Kennedy, Jr. Dies 158
Acknowledgments 163
Audio and Announcer Credits 165
Photography Credits 167
About the Author and Narrator 169
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2001

    Too many interruptions

    This is a great concept with a so-so follow-through. The book has some fine photos and lackluster text. The real disappointment is the CD's, which unfortunately feature the exposition of Bill Kurtis over the actual recordings. Instead of minutes of actual news broadcasts knitted together with seconds of exposition by Bill Kurtis, we get lengthy introductions by Kurtis with snippets of the news broadcasts. Bottom line: Unique and worth having, but falls short of potential.

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