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Title:
Icons of the century
Author:
Taborelli, Giorgio.
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Edition:
First English language edition.
Publication Information:
Hauppauge, NY : Barron's, 1999.
Physical Description:
262 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780764152016
Format :
Book

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Summary

The personalities, the ideas, and the history-making acts of 100 men and women who shaped the twentieth century are presented in this exciting and intensely readable volume. One exceptionally newsworthy person is profiled for each year of the century, and is summarized with social and historical background details, as well as with a significant quotation. A wealth of exciting photos and illustrations bring the subject's era and achievements alive. Just some of the personalities include --
-- 1905, psychologist Sigmund Freud
-- 1908, industrialist Henry Ford
-- 1916, scientist Albert Einstein
-- 1924, opera composer Giacomo Puccini
-- 1930, film star Greta Garbo
-- 1933, Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler
-- 1940, World War II leader Winston Churchill
-- 1950, operatic diva Maria Callas
-- 1957, rock music star Elvis Presley
-- 1960, philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre
-- 1969, astronaut Neil Armstrong
-- 1985, Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev
-- 1994, South African leader Nelson Mandela
-- 1996, Princess Diana

Here is history at its most dramatic and most fascinating. Icons of the Century is a uniquely powe


Table of Contents

Aldo Grasso
Introductionp. 6
The world seen through metamorphosesp. 8
1900-1910
The first ten yearsp. 12
Queen Victoriap. 16
Gustav Mahlerp. 18
Enrico Carusop. 20
Heihachiro Togop. 22
Sigmund Freudp. 24
Paul Cezannep. 26
Rudyard Kiplingp. 28
Henry Fordp. 30
Guglielmo Marconip. 32
Marie Curiep. 34
1911-1920
The 1910sp. 36
Filippo Marinettip. 40
Tarzanp. 42
Coco Chanelp. 44
William IIp. 46
Woodrow Wilsonp. 48
Albert Einsteinp. 50
Lawrence of Arabiap. 52
Leninp. 54
Walter Gropiusp. 56
Mahatma Gandhip. 58
1921-1930
The 1920sp. 60
Benito Mussolinip. 64
Tutankhamenp. 66
Kemal Ataturkp. 68
Giacomo Puccinip. 70
Louis Armstrongp. 72
Rudolph Valentinop. 74
Stalinp. 76
Chiang Kai-shekp. 78
Alexander Flemingp. 80
Greta Garbop. 82
1931-1940
The 1930sp. 84
Charlie Chaplinp. 88
Baby Lindberghp. 90
Adolf Hitlerp. 92
Mao Dzedongp. 94
Franklin D. Rooseveltp. 96
Edward VIIIp. 98
Pablo Picassop. 100
Francisco Francop. 102
Pius XIIp. 104
Winston Churchillp. 106
1941-1950
The 1940sp. 108
Erwin Rommelp. 112
Wernher von Braunp. 114
Walt Disneyp. 116
Anne Frankp. 118
Ho Chi Minhp. 120
Rita Hayworthp. 122
Charles de Gaullep. 124
Le Corbusierp. 126
Konrad Adenauerp. 128
Dwight Eisenhowerp. 130
1951-1960
The 1950sp. 132
Maria Callasp. 136
Evita Peronp. 138
Nikita Khrushchevp. 140
Ernest Hemingwayp. 142
Jawaharlal Nehrup. 144
Nasserp. 146
Elvis Presleyp. 148
Pelep. 150
Marilyn Monroep. 152
Jean-Paul Sartrep. 154
1961-1970
The 1960sp. 156
Rudolf Nureyevp. 160
John XXIIIp. 162
John F. Kennedyp. 164
Cassius Clayp. 166
Helena Rubinsteinp. 168
The Beatlesp. 170
Che Guevarap. 172
Aristotle Onassisp. 174
Neil Armstrongp. 176
Andy Warholp. 178
1971-1980
The 1970sp. 180
Marlon Brandop. 184
The Riace Bronzesp. 186
Konrad Lorenzp. 188
Willy Brandtp. 190
Juan Carlos Ip. 192
The Terra-cotta Armyp. 194
Bokassap. 196
Golda Meirp. 198
Ruhollah Khomeinip. 200
Ronald Reaganp. 202
1981-1990
The 1980sp. 204
John Paul IIp. 208
JR Ewingp. 210
The Personal Computerp. 212
Niki Laudap. 214
Mikhail Gorbachevp. 216
Andrey Sakharovp. 218
Margaret Thatcherp. 220
Enzo Ferrarip. 222
Akihitop. 224
Leonard Bernsteinp. 226
1991-2000
The 1990sp. 228
Michael Jacksonp. 232
Bill Clintonp. 234
Yitzhak Rabinp. 236
Nelson Mandelap. 238
Madonnap. 240
Diana Spencerp. 242
Mother Teresap. 244
Helmut Kohlp. 246
Boris Yeltsinp. 248
Jubilee and Olympicsp. 250
1901-2000
Icons, mirrors of the timesp. 252
One hundred icons for one hundred yearsp. 254
Bibliographyp. 258
Index of namesp. 260