The most important stories of each year of the century are discussed in detail and accompanied by images of people and events in the news. 1,000 photos.
The Visual History of the Twentieth Century is a comprehensive illustrated history of this remarkable era.
Blackwell North Amer The last hundred years have been captured not just in words, as in previous centuries, but also in visual detail with photographs, film and video. The greatest images of this era are combined here with authoritative text to document our times with immediacy and clarity. Every major event that has had a place in molding the century is chronicled - the death of a great queen, Victoria, at the beginning of the century and the tragic demise of a beloved princess, Diana, at its end; the civil unrest in the Balkans that led to the Great War and had grave, far-reaching consequences for Yugoslavia in the 1990's; the destruction of the old Imperial order that gave bloody birth to revolutions and civil wars and spawned the reigns of brutal dictators in Germany, Spain, Italy and Russia; the technological, scientific and medical advances that transformed every aspect of our lives; the people - politicians, scientists, movie stars, icons, writers - who shaped the way we think, feel and live. The Visual History of the Twentieth Century is an overview of this age: a century of war, peace, prosperity and progress.