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Author Clare, John D., 1952-

Title Growing up in the people's century / John D. Clare.

Published New York : BBC/Parkwest Publications, 1998.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Giblin Eunson TB  909.82 CLAR    AVAILABLE
Physical description 144 pages : colour illustrations ; 29 cm
Notes "Children's eyewitness accounts of the 20th century"--Cover.
"Based on the BBC TV series, People's century"--Verso of title page.
Includes index.
Summary Based on the acclaimed BBC-TV documentary series The People's Century, this is a history book with a difference. Much of the story of the twentieth century is told by the children who witnessed its marvels and its horrors at first hand. The author, John D Clare, writer and Head of History in a large secondary school, guides the reader through the major events of the century without ever drowning out the voices of the children who were there: watching the first cross-English-Channel flight: playing the piano in a silent-movie theater; as eager members of the Hitler Youth Movement; or presenting flowers to Shostakovich after a concert given during the siege of Leningrad. This book links the experiences of children from different decades and different parts of the world with own own, to provide a fascinating retrospective of the 20th century as a whole.
Subject History, Modern -- 20th century.
Memory in children.
Other uniform title People's century.
ISBN 0563404108