Neil Armstrong walks on the moon. The stock market crashes in 1929. Roger Bannister runs the first four-minute mile. John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas. The twentieth century has been filled with remarkable events--some awe-inspiring, some tragic. Now, the most important happenings of the last century have been collected in one attractive and authoritative volume.
Events: A Chronicle of the Twentieth Century is a unique year-by-year survey of events from 1900 through 1991. Profusely illustrated with vivid photographs of key news stories, this comprehensive reference covers each year with a two-page spread containing the essential chronology of political, social, cultural, and scientific history from around the globe. A brief introduction treats the major stories of the year, and the remainder of the spread contains approximately 100 news items, handsomely presented and listed in chronological order by topic. Two indices--one of important figures, the other of events and places--ensure easy access for those seeking out specific details. But editor Philip L. Cottrell has also designed the book for browsing, allowing the reader to discover previously unknown events, or to glean a sense of the character of a specific year.
Whether it is the outbreak of a war, the death of a statesman, a great moment in the world of sports, or the newest teenage fad or craze, this volume is an indispensable resource for answering all those questions of "who," "when," "where," and "how many" of twentieth-century history.show more