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The Century for Young People

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The 20th century brought seeds of change, global nightmares, years of doubt, and machine dreams. These are also some of the chapter headings of this stunning tribute to the past 100 years. Adapting the bestselling adult version of The Century, journalists Peter Jennings and Todd Brewster take an unusual approach to the overwhelming task of capturing a century in 241 pages. ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published September 28th 1999 by Doubleday Books for Young Readers (first published July 30th 1999)
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Molly (Conan the Librarian) Crumbley
Respected journalists Peter Jennings and Todd Brewster partner up to introduce young people to the past in this first volume of the new Century for Young People series.Covering the years 1901 to 1936, it proves to be a well-written and informative look at the events that helped make America what it is today.

The authors have collected brief snapshots of important events, such as the Wright Brothers’ first successful flight, the inauguration of President Theodore Roosevelt, the Great Depression, t
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Aug 24, 2010 Nancy rated it really liked it
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This book has so many great photos. The best part is that there are real people telling real stories about historical events and how they affected them. This book could be used as a resource for any historical event in the last century. I think this is an excellent book to offer to students to read in your classroom library. You can flip anywhere in the book and find something that grabs your attention.
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Peter Jennings was the anchor of ABC's World News and he was my favorite news anchor in the 1990s, Peter knows all about the history of America and around the world, he been there and he wants us to look at the world's history in the 20th century, from the Immigration in the 1900s through the new media in the 90s, thanks Peter for all the resources.
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Peter Charles Archibald Ewart Jennings, CM was a Canadian-American journalist and news anchor. He was the sole anchor of ABC's World News Tonight from 1983 until his death in 2005 of complications from lung cancer. A high-school dropout, he transformed himself into one of television's most prominent journalists.

Jennings started his career early, hosting a Canadian radio show at the age of nine. In
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