Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “People's Century:: The Ordinary Men and Women Who Made the Twentieth Century” as Want to Read:
People's Century:: The Ordinary Men and Women Who Made the Twentieth Century
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

People's Century:: The Ordinary Men and Women Who Made the Twentieth Century

really liked it 4.0  ·  Rating Details ·  5 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
This companion volume to the twenty-six-part PBS documentary is a journal of our age. It tells a tale of ten tumultuous decades - not from the towering vantage point of princes and presidents but from the modest perspective of ordinary people who found themselves swept up in dramatic events of historic proportions. Thousands of personal recollections have been blended into ...more
Hardcover, 636 pages
Published April 14th 1998 by Crown (first published September 14th 1995)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about People's Century, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about People's Century

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-5)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Nov 18, 2011 Alexandra rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
OK, so I skipped the Weimar and WW2 bits mostly - I skim-read and looked at the pictures. But I read the pre-WW2 stuff mostly, and the Cold War stuff too; I even underlined and wrote a few notes in the margin to remember things for next year! Interesting to see just how closely it sits to the TV programme, which is very. It's not that in-depth, but I think it's a good overview, and I really do like the comments and quotes from Ordinary People.

One thing, though - talking about colonised places an
Rikard rated it really liked it
Oct 01, 2009
Jdy Lewis
Jdy Lewis rated it liked it
Jun 05, 2014
Chris Brimmer
May 29, 2009 Chris Brimmer rated it really liked it
This is good stuff.
John Tarttelin
John Tarttelin rated it it was amazing
Oct 29, 2015
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Godfrey Hodgson was a White House correspondent for a London newspaper with a desk in the Washington Post newsroom during the Kennedy and Johnson years. He has worked as a reporter for print and television throughout the United States and has written sixteen books, most dealing with people and issues in American politics. He taught at Oxford University and lives in Oxfordshire, U.K.
More about Godfrey Hodgson...

Share This Book