"We have sought," write Peter Jennings and Todd Brewster, "to distinguish our story from other histories by holding each chapter up to a litmus test: Have we looked at this time from the perspective of someone who lived through it? And in doing so, have we captured a sense not only of the events of a particular era, but of the mood, the prevailing attitudes?" Thus, the experiences of ordinary men and women come to life in sidebars that appear throughout The Century
Comparisons to Harold Evans's The American Century are, perhaps, inevitable, but in addition to the emphasis on ordinary lives, The Century is further distinguished by the effective use of color photography (as well as several black-and-white shots). The book's sweeping narrative, shaped by Jennings and Brewster's comprehensive text, also flows a bit more smoothly than Evans's telegraphic prose; one can almost imagine Jennings reciting from these pages as he hosted the ABC/History Channel documentaries to which this book is a companion piece.
Condition: book very clean and small tear 1/2" on front top of dust Jacket.
Publisher : Doubleday; 1st edition (November 10, 1998)
Language: : English
Hardcover : 624 pages
ISBN-10 : 0385483279
ISBN-13 : 978-0385483278
Item Weight : 5.75 pounds
Dimensions : 9.5 x 1.5 x 11 inches