1972

1972 : The First Year of the Twenty-first Century

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If asked to recall a year that shaped the modern world, 1972 may not be one that immediately springs to mind. However, dramatic events unfolded that year that have undeniably and irrevocably influenced the world we live in today. In 1972 the first email was sent and the last men walked on the moon. The world reeled at the first instance of televised terrorism during the Munich Olympic Games, and construction on the World Trade Center was completed. As rock legends the Rolling Stones set off on their record-breaking tour of America, Bill Gates was building his first computer. "The Godfather" and "Deep Throat" premiered to varied reactions and Starbucks celebrated a good first year's business by opening their second store.Meanwhile, crucial things were happening in the lives of Osama Bin Laden, Tony Blair, Spike Lee and Johnny Rotten. Dominic Patten's month by month exploration of these tumultuous events and their aftermath provides an intriguing new perspective of a year that truly changed the world. Dominic Patten is a journalist, filmmaker and broadcaster. He is a frequent contributor to the "Washington Times" and the "Globe and Mail".show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • Ebury Publishing
  • Virgin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0753513765
  • 9780753513767

About Dominic Patten

Dominic Patten is a journalist, filmmaker and broadcaster. He is a frequent contributor to the Washington Times and the Globe and Mail.show more