The American Century, 1929-1945: The Dream Turns to Dust and the World Goes to War

The American Century, 1929-1945: The Dream Turns to Dust and the World Goes to War



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780679410706
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/01/1998
Pages: 709
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 11.54(h) x 1.57(d)
Age Range: 10 Years

About the Author

Harold Evans is Editorial Director and Vice Chairman of the Daily News, U.S. News & World Report, and Atlantic Monthly. He has been editor of The Times (London) and The Sunday Times, and was President and Publisher of Random House from 1990 to 1997. He lives in New York City with his wife, Tina Brown, and their two children.

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As we embark upon a new millennium, we look back at the incredible last 100 years, 1889-1989, an amazing adventure that was unique, unforgettable, and all-American. Now just in time for the Fourth of July, The American Century, Volumes 1-4, is available as a boxed audiocassette and boxed CD set.

Magnificently written by Harold Evans, these stunningly powerful audiobooks dynamically portray the events that altered the course of America and the world. From the opening of volume 1 and the westward drive of the settlers, through to the coda of volume 4 with Vietnam and the Reagan years, The American Century sweepingly documents the greatest century in history.

This wonderfully accessible four-part audio series vibrantly brings the achievements and strife of the past 100 years to life. Don't miss this specially priced box set and relive all the power and passion of the past century!

What People are Saying About This

Vartan Gregorian

Major and inspiring.

Shelby Foote

In a style at once trenchant and easygoing, Harold Evans leads us on a walk through the century now drawing to a close, taking us back over ground that far too many of us have let slip from our memories. -- Author of The Civil War

Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.

Astute, evocative, challenging, wonderfully readable and gloriously illustrated history.

Neil Sheehan

This is history to enjoy, engagingly written, splendidly illustrated. -- Author of A Bright and Shining Lie

Stanley I. Kutler

A magnificent book. . .Evans has given America a wonderful end-of-the-century gift.

John Kenneth Galbraith

I much enjoyed it, as I think will all.

Gen. Colin Powell (Rtd.)

A riveting, panoramic sweep of the forces of the last century that shaped today's America. . .the exciting story of who we are, how we got there, and where we might be headed. . . .A book every family should have.

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