Cover image for Life, decades of the 20th century : the way we were.
Title:
Life, decades of the 20th century : the way we were.
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Des Moines, Iowa : Life Books, Time, Inc., [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
192 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 29 cm
General Note:
"A photographers journey through America's last hundred years"-- Cover.
Language:
English
Title Subject:
Subject Term:
Added Uniform Title:
Life (Chicago, Ill.)
ISBN:
9780821226346
Format :
Book

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Central Library E741 .L54 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize
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Summary

Summary

The editors of LIFE have compiled a history of the 20th century through the photographs of people and events that changed our times. Each decade will be covered in 12 to 14 pages that recap both the momentous events that shaped the world as well as the private lives of Americans who were affected by these events and who represent the nation's progress through the past century. Snapshots showcase one person who represents the ordinary, unsung member of society (i.e. Teacher (1970's); Factory worker (1920's)) and offers comparative income, life expectancy etc. through the century and up to the present. A three page gate fold on the back endpaper provides a quick reference of the century's highlights and significant events. LIFE: The Way We Were honors our heroes, hisses at our villains, and celebrates the backbone of our glorious country: those individuals whose good spirit and simple decency stands for the very best that our nation offers.


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