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Title Life : our century in pictures / edited by Richard B. Stolley ; Tony Chiu, deputy editor and writer.

Published Boston : Bulfinch Press, 1999.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail f  909.82 LIFE    AVAILABLE
Physical description vii, 423 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 29 cm
Contents Editor's Note: Dust Bowls and Other Dreams VI -- 1900-1913: Across the Threshold 1 -- "Rough-Riding into American Hearts" / H. W. Brands 2 -- Turning Point: Titanic and Beyond 26 -- Requiem: Mark Twain, Geronimo, Leo Tolstoy, Susan B. Anthony ... 34 -- 1914-1919: The War to End All Wars 39 -- "Victory Proved Easier Than Peace" / David M. Kennedy 40 -- Turning Point: The American Musical 52 -- Requiem: Buffalo Bill, Rasputin, Booker T. Washington, the Passenger Pigeon ... 74 -- 1920-1929: All That Glitters 79 -- "But Who Pays the Piper?" / Gene Smith 80 -- Turning Point: Closing the Gender Gap 86 -- Requiem: Lizzie Borden, Enrico Caruso, Franz Kafka, Wyatt Earp ... 106 -- 1930-1939: Empty Pockets 111 -- "One Depression, Two Remedies" / Robert S. McElvaine 112 -- Turning Point: The Fugitive Kind 126 -- Requiem: Thomas Edison, Amelia Earhart, Sigmund Freud, George Gershwin ... 156 -- 1940-1945: World on Fire 161 -- "The Last Casualty Is Innocence" / Paul Fussell 162 -- Turning Point: Conquest of the Atom 208 -- Requiem: Virginia Woolf, Glenn Miller, Lou Gehrig, F. Scott Fitzgerald ... 216 -- 1946-1963: Spreading the Wealth 221 -- "An Age of Boom and Belief" / Ann Douglas 222 -- Turning Point: Struggle for Respect 248 -- Requiem: Margaret Mitchell, James Dean, Eva Peron, Frank Lloyd Wright ... 282 -- 1964-1975: Dissent and Disobedience 289 -- "Choosing Sides in a Culture War" / Todd Gitlin 290 -- Turning Point: Exploring the Heavens 314 -- Requiem: Cole Porter, Che Guevara, Oskar Schindler, Jack Benny ... 330 -- 1976-1992: A Global Burst of Freedom 337 -- "A Historical Work in Progress" / Garry Wills 338 -- Turning Point: Shrinking the World 352 -- Requiem: Bob Marley, Greta Garbo, Charlie Chaplin, Margaret Mead ... 384 -- 1993-1999: 391 -- "And Now the News: Man Bytes Dogma" / Paul Saffo 392 -- Turning Point: Origin of the Species 402 -- Requiem: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Benjamin Spock, Diana, Princess of Wales ... 416.
Summary Drawing from Life magazine and the greatest photo archives of our time, this book chronicles our century by way of an unparalleled collection of photographs. There are more than 770 spellbinding images -- chosen from the 50,000-plus pictures that were reviewed -- within these pages. They show the significant events and people most responsible for shaping our world and culture during the last 100 years. Many are classic photographs from Life, burned deep into the memory of this nation; others are remarkable prints not seen for generations. Together they create the ultimate Life book -- the most fascinating pictorial history of the last 10 decades ever published.
Life: Our Century in Pictures was shaped by Richard B. Stolley. One of Life magazine's most distinguished editors, Stolley has spent almost five decades covering and analyzing the major events of our time.
The book spans the century in nine epochs. Each is introduced with an essay by a notable historical commentator. In each is a special section, called Turning Point, that traces an event or trend from the beginning of the century forward. And each epoch closes with a Requiem, which recalls some memorable individuals who died during that time. The worlds of politics, science and technology, and the arts, as well as the lives we led at home and at work -- all are explored and brilliantly captured within these pages. Life: Our Century in Pictures is history as you've never seen it before -- a book to be savored time and again, a book whose images will grow in depth and meaning as we move into the next millennium.
Other author Chiu, Tony.
Stolley, Richard B.
Subject Twentieth century -- History -- Photographs.
Twentieth century -- Photographs.
Variant Title Our century in pictures.
ISBN 0821226339
0821226339 (hard cover)