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Centenarians: The Story of the Twentieth Century by the Americans Who Lived It

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An oral history of the twentieth century in America.
By 1990, over 37,000 Americans had lived to the age of one hundred. Their lives spanned world wars, the Depression, the rise and demise of the great Red Menace, and the emergence of the United States as a world power.
Through interviews with centenarians across the country, Bernard Edelman draws a dazzling portrait of Am...more
Hardcover, 414 pages
Published February 28th 1999 by Farrar Straus Giroux (first published February 1999)
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Kylene Jones
Interesting snippets from the elderly. I bought for my husband wholoves history and I finally read it this year- front to back. Even though, for themost part, I am not into history, I throroughly enjoyed this book as it was told by individuals. Each chapter is written about different things in history from several views. Some of the people interviewed were quite interesting people.

An oral history of the twentieth century in America.

By 1990, over 37,000 Americans had lived to the age of one hund...more
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David Ward
Centenarians: The Story of the 20th Century by the Americans Who Lived It by Bernard Edelman (Farrar, Strauss & Giroux 1999) 973.91 is a set of oral histories of the 1900's as transcribed by the author. In extensive and interesting interviews, the author captured memories of everyday life and living in the late 19th and 20th centuries from those who lived the stories before they were gone. 5/10. Finished 2/10/11.
Jill
Apr 27, 2008 Jill rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: People interested in personal histories
Shelves: history, biographies
This one took a while to read - just a lot of information. Lots of stories from people who lived all of the 1900's, and then some. Fascinating to look at what happened during their lifetimes. Separated into historical and cultural groupings with some short biographies at the end.
Michelle
Go centenarians!
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