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Title:
The timetables of American history
Author:
Urdang, Laurence.
Edition:
Millennial edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Simon & Schuster, [2001]

©1996
Physical Description:
534 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
General Note:
"A Touchstone book."

"A Laurence Urdang reference book"--T.p. verso.

Includes index.
Language:
English
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780743202619
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Updated to include events through the year 2000, the Millennial Edition of The Timetables of American History -- an entertaining, authoritative survey of our nation's history, presented in the popular Timetables format -- not only chronicles the events occurring in American politics, arts, science, and technology, but relates them to simultaneous developments throughout the rest of the world. From breakthroughs in the sciences to breakdowns in international relations, from the heroes who mastered the playing fields to masterpieces of art and literature, The Timetables provides a comprehensive account of the march of civilization.
The Timetables of American History is an invaluable resource for serious students and dabblers alike.


Author Notes

Laurence Urdang is a professional lexicographer.

Lexicographer Laurence Urdang was born in Manhattan on March 21, 1927. He served in the United States Naval Reserve during World War II. He graduated from Columbia University and did graduate work there in linguistics, but never completed his graduate degree. He was a lecturer in linguistics at New York University from 1956 to 1961. He helped create more than 100 dictionaries and reference books including -Ologies and -Isms; The New York Times Everyday Reader's Dictionary of Misunderstood, Misused, and Mispronounced Words; and a dictionary on synonyms and antonyms. In 1969, he started Laurence Urdang Associates, Ltd., which published about 150 books on words and language. In 1974, he found Verbatim, a quarterly newsletter on language. He died from congestive heart failure on August 21. 2008.

(Bowker Author Biography)