Icons of the Century

Icons of the Century

Book - 1999
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The personalities, the ideas, and the history-making acts of 100 men and women who shaped the twentieth century are presented in this exciting and intensely readable volume. One exceptionally newsworthy person is profiled for each year of the century, and is summarized with social and historical background details, as well as with a significant quotation. A wealth of exciting photos and illustrations bring the subject's era and achievements alive. Just some of the personalities include --
-- 1905, psychologist Sigmund Freud
-- 1908, industrialist Henry Ford
-- 1916, scientist Albert Einstein
-- 1924, opera composer Giacomo Puccini
-- 1930, film star Greta Garbo
-- 1933, Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler
-- 1940, World War II leader Winston Churchill
-- 1950, operatic diva Maria Callas
-- 1957, rock music star Elvis Presley
-- 1960, philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre
-- 1969, astronaut Neil Armstrong
-- 1985, Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev
-- 1994, South African leader Nelson Mandela
-- 1996, Princess Diana

Here is history at its most dramatic and most fascinating. Icons of the Century is a uniquely powe

Publisher: Hauppauge, NY. : Barron's, 1999.
Edition: 1st English language ed. --
ISBN: 9780764152016
Branch Call Number: 920/.009/04/Tab 6173cg 1
Characteristics: 262 p. : ill. (some col.)
Alternative Title: personalities for 100 years


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