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Dirty Little Secrets of the Twentieth Century
The popular author of Dirty Little Secrets, Dirty Little Secrets of World War II, and Dirty Little Secrets of the Vietnam War offers a comprehensive look at what really happened in our century, exposing the real stories behind what we've always assumed as fact. In a concise, easy-to-read format, Dunnigan divulges 150 of the biggest misconceptions about the twentieth centur ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published September 22nd 1999 by William Morrow Paperbacks
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Incredibly misleading title and description on the back. I expected this book to be secrets and things about the 20th century that would make me go, "Wow, that's evil! How did I not know about this?" But instead this book should have been titled Clean Little Summary of the Twentieth Century. Every section followed the same pattern of comparision: "(Activity/Object) was more/less (adjective) in 1900 than it was in 2000. Here's why." Subjects range from television technology to athleticism statist ...more
All of Dunnigan and Nofi's "Dirty Little Secrets...." books are very well written, and in a most satisfying format. They call them "random access" books. Each chapter will deal with an over arching theme, such as Global Media, but with in each chapter there are independant bits of information that can run from one paragraph in length to a few pages. So one can open any page and start reading. All of their books are packed with intresting information.