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Summary: A visual history covering personalities and topics of the twentieth-century and including key events in the fields of international politics, entertainment, and science.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: DK Pub. 1999

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 909.82 Children's 1999

Knightley, Phillip.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Smithsonian Books 2003

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 355 Knightley 2003

Stadiem, William.

Summary: "In October 1958, Pan American World Airways began making regularly scheduled flights between New York and Paris, courtesy of its newly minted wonder jet, the Boeing 707. Almost overnight, the moneyed celebrities of the era made Europe their playground. At the same time, the dream of international travel came true for thousands of ordinary Americans who longed to emulate the "jet set"...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 387.742 STA

Bailey, Catherine

Summary: "From the New York Times bestselling author of The Secret Rooms, the extraordinary true story of the downfall of one of England's wealthiest families. Fans of Downton Abbey now have a go-to resource for fascinating, real-life stories of the spectacular lives led by England's aristocrats. With the novelistic flair and knack for historical detail Catherine Bailey displayed in her New York Times...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 942 BAI

Kruse, Kevin Michael

Summary: "We're often told that the United States is, was, and always has been a Christian nation. But in One Nation Under God, historian Kevin M. Kruse reveals that the idea of 'Christian America' is an invention--and a relatively recent one at that. As Kruse argues, the belief that America is fundamentally and formally a Christian nation originated in the 1930s when businessmen enlisted religious...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973 KRU

Liulevicius, Vejas G.

Summary: Examines the fundamental question of our times: why was the 20th century so violent? It looks at the ideologies that promised utopias and total solutions to social problems and relates the terrible human toll of attempts to realize these ideas.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2003

Copies Available at Woodmere

3 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 909 UTO
Call number: DVD 909 UTO PART 1
Call number: DVD 909 UTO PART 2

Liulevicius, Vejas G.

Summary: Examines the fundamental question of our times: why was the 20th century so violent? It looks at the ideologies that promised utopias and total solutions to social problems and relates the terrible human toll of attempts to realize these ideas.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2003

Copies Available at Woodmere

3 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 909 LIU
Call number: CD 909 LIU PART 1
Call number: CD 909 LIU PART 2

Contents: 1. Painting / by Karl Ruhrberg. -- 2. Sculpture / by Manfred Schneckenburger -- New media / by Christiane Fricke -- Photography/ by Klaus Honnef.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Taschen 1998

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 709.04 ART 1

Summary: This televised time capsule recounts the incredible events of the past 100 years. Through exclusive interviews and rare film footage you will witness the great wars, devastating disasters, and social changes of this century decade-by-decade.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Passport Video 2004

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC REM

DeKok, David.

Summary: " On Nov. 28, 1969, Betsy Aardsma, a 22-year-old graduate student in English at Penn State, was stabbed to death in the stacks of Pattee Library at the university's main campus in State College. For more than forty years, her murder went unsolved, though detectives with the Pennsylvania State Police and local citizens worked tirelessly to find her killer. The mystery was eventually...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Globe Pequot 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364 DEK

Offley, Edward.

Summary: "On June 15, 1942, as thousands of vacationers lounged in the sun at Virginia Beach, two massive fireballs erupted just offshore from a convoy of oil tankers steaming into Chesapeake Bay. While men, women, and children gaped from the shore, two damaged oil tankers fell out of line and began to sink. Then a small escort warship blew apart in a violent explosion. Navy warships and aircraft...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Perseus Books Group 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.5451 OFF

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 940.5451 Offley 2014

Jarausch, Konrad Hugo.

Summary: "A sweeping history of twentieth-century Europe, Out of Ashes tells the story of an era of unparalleled violence and barbarity yet also of humanity, prosperity, and promise. Konrad Jarausch describes how the European nations emerged from the nineteenth century with high hopes for continued material progress and proud of their imperial command over the globe, only to become embroiled in the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Princeton University Press 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.5 JAR

Woods, Gregory

Summary: "In a hugely ambitious study which crosses continents, languages, and almost a century, Gregory Woods identifies the ways in which homosexuality has helped shape Western culture. Extending from the trials of Oscar Wilde to the gay liberation era, this book examines a period in which increased visibility made acceptance of homosexuality one of the measures of modernity. Woods shines a revealing...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Yale University Press 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.7 WOO

Summary: This program examines the Suez Crisis, through which Britain and France were totally discredited and the career of British Prime Minister Anthony Eden was ruined.

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2011

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Lemov, Rebecca M. (Rebecca Maura)

Contents: Strange fruits and virgin births -- Running the maze -- Embracing the real -- Psychic machines -- Circle of fear and hope -- In and out of the south -- An ordinary evening in New Haven -- The biggest file -- Anthropology's laboratory -- The impossible experiment -- The real world -- Conclusion.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hill and Wang 2005

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 303.483 LEM

Brown, Frederick

Summary: "From acclaimed biographer and cultural historian, author of For the Soul of France ("Masterful history...hard to put down."-Henry Kissinger); Zola ("Magnificent." --The New Yorker); andFlaubert ("Impeccable."-James Wood, cover, The New York Times Book Review)-a brilliant reconsideration of the events and the political, social, and religious movements that led to France's embrace of Fascism and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Inc 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 944.081 BRO

Kershaw, Alex.

Summary: Brings to life the true story of an American doctor and his family in Paris, and his heroic espionage efforts during World War II. Exclusive Avenue Foch was Paris's hotbed of spies, secret police, informers, and Vichy collaborators. So when the couple at number 11--American physician Sumner Jackson and his Swiss-born wife Toquette--joined the French resistance, they knew the stakes were...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.53 KER

Summary: A year-by-year chronicle of the twentieth century, highlighting the major news stories, as well as popular events that defined the times.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Guinness World Records 2000

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 909.821 GUI

Garelick, Rhonda K.

Summary: "Little black dresses. Fake pearls. Jersey knit. Blazers. Ballet flats. Today--and for nearly the last hundred years--we all see some version of Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel every time we pass a woman on the street. But few among us realize that Chanel's rolein the events of the twentieth century was as pervasive as her influence on fashion, or how deeply she absorbed and then brilliantly reimagined...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CHANEL, COCO GAR

Marrs, Jim.

Summary: "What really happened in Dallas on November 22, 1963? Was the assassination of John F. Kennedy simply the work of a warped, solitary young man, or was something more nefarious afoot? Pulling together a wealth of evidence, including rare photos, documents, and interviews, veteran Texas journalist Jim Marrs reveals the truth about that fateful day. Thoroughly revised and updated with the latest...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.922 MAR

Nelson, Craig

Summary: "A riveting narrative of the Atomic Age--from x-rays and Marie Curie to the Nevada Test Site and the 2011 meltdown in Japan--written by the prizewinning and bestselling author of Rocket Men. Radiation is a complex and paradoxical concept: staggering amounts of energy flow from seemingly inert rock and that energy is both useful and dangerous. While nuclear energy affects our everyday...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 539.75 NEL

Burleigh, Michael

Summary: Describes how the collapse of power in the Philippines, the Congo, and Iran, among other places, contributed to Cold War tensions and explains how this cemented the United States' role as the world's great enforcer.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Group USA 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 909.82 BUR

Summary: This televised time capsule recounts the incredible events of the past 100 years. Through exclusive interviews and rare film footage you will witness the great wars, devastating disasters, and social changes of this century decade-by-decade.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Passport Video 2004

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV REM

Summary: Facsimile reproductions of more than 300 of the most significant and pivotal New York Times front pages.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 909.8 NEW

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