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Events That Shaped The Century

Author : Time-Life Books
ISBN : 073700200X
Genre : History
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Sputnik. The first man on the moon. The Wright brothers and the Enola Gay. Television and e-mail. Dachau and Buchenwald. The Berlin Wall went up, and then it came crashing down. So did the stock market -- twice. It's been a century of elation and devastation -- of human greatness and of great tragedy. Here, from the archives of Time Life, is a poignant look at a century's worth of achievement, pathos, triumph, trends, and personalities. Here are the milestones and miracles, the inventions, explosions, heroes, and hurrahs that defined us in the 20th century. With hundreds of evocative images and countless moving stories, this chronicle recalls the faces, the moments, and the emotions of the century, as it draws to a close.

Life World War Ii

Author : Richard B. Stolley
ISBN : 0821257137
Genre : Photography
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Chapters and Essays 1919-1939: All Roads Led to War "Four Blunders That Doomed the World" by Robert Edwin Herzstein 1940: France Falls and Britain Teeters "Hitler's Generals Are Astounded" by Alistair Horne 1941: Finally, America is Forced Into War "The Killing Moves Around the Planet" by Gerhard L. Weinberg 1942: Two Victories Reverse the Momentum "The Beginning Comes to an End" by Harry A. Gailey 1943: From Atoll to Air, the War Grinds on "A Deadly Game of Leapfrog" by Ronald H. Spector 1944: Tyranny on the Brink of Defeat "A Desperate Last-Ditch Resistance" by John Keegan 1945: Splitting Atoms End the War "The Invasion That Never Was" by John S.D. Eisenhower 1946-2001: The War's Aftermath "Red Scares, Baby Harvest, Fatter Paychecks and Learning to Pull Together" by William L. O'Neill.

About To Die

Author : Barbie Zelizer
ISBN : 9780199780815
Genre : Photography
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Due to its ability to freeze a moment in time, the photo is a uniquely powerful device for ordering and understanding the world. But when an image depicts complex, ambiguous, or controversial events--terrorist attacks, wars, political assassinations--its ability to influence perception can prove deeply unsettling. Are we really seeing the world "as it is" or is the image a fabrication or projection? How do a photo's content and form shape a viewer's impressions? What do such images contribute to historical memory? About to Die focuses on one emotionally charged category of news photograph--depictions of individuals who are facing imminent death--as a prism for addressing such vital questions. Tracking events as wide-ranging as the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, the Holocaust, the Vietnam War, and 9/11, Barbie Zelizer demonstrates that modes of journalistic depiction and the power of the image are immense cultural forces that are still far from understood. Through a survey of a century of photojournalism, including close analysis of over sixty photos, About to Die provides a framework and vocabulary for understanding the news imagery that so profoundly shapes our view of the world.

The Temptation Of Despair

Author : Werner Sollors
ISBN : 9780674052437
Genre : History
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Discusses the time in Germany right after World War II when the country was dealing with the physical, emotional, and mental scars of obliterated cities, hungry refugees, and Nazi war crimes.

History Of Dance

Author : Gayle Kassing
ISBN : 0736060359
Genre : Performing Arts
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History of Dance: An Interactive Arts Approachprovides an in-depth look at dance from the dawn of time through the 20th century. Using an investigative approach, this book presents the who, what, when, where, why, and how of dance history in relation to other arts and to historical, political, and social events. In so doing, this text provides a number of ways to create, perceive, and respond to the history of dance through integrated arts and technology. This study of dancers, dances, and dance works within an interactive arts, culture, and technology environment is supported by the National Standards in dance, arts education, social studies, and technology education. History of Dance: An Interactive Arts Approachhas four parts. Part Iexplains the tools used to capture dance from the past. Part IIbegins a chronological study of dance, beginning with its origins and moving through ancient civilizations and the Middle Ages through the Renaissance. Part IIIcovers dance from the 17th to the 20th century, including dance at court, dance from court to theater, romantic to classical ballet, and dance in the United States. Part IVfocuses on 20th-century American dance, highlighting influences on American ballet and modern dance as it emerged, matured, and evolved during that century. History of Dance: An Interactive Arts Approachincludes the following features: -Chapter outlines that present topics covered in each chapter -Opening scenarios to set the scene and introduce each time period -Explorations of dancers, choreographers, and other personalities -Explorations of the dances and significant choreography and dance literature of each time period -History Highlight boxes containing unusual facts, events, and details to bring history to life -History Trivia, providing insights into how dance relates to the history, art, and society of the time period -Web sites to encourage further exploration -Developing a Deeper Perspective sections that encourage students to use visual or aesthetic scanning, learn and perform period dances, observe and write performance reports, develop research projects and WebQuests (Internet-based research projects), and participate in other learning activities -Vocabulary terms at the end of each chapter Each chapter in parts II through IV provides an overview of the time period, including a time capsule and a historical and societal overview. Each chapter focuses on major dancers, choreographers, and personalities; dances of the period, including dance forms, dance designs, accompaniment, costuming, and performing spaces; and significant dance works and dance literature. The chapters also feature a series of eight experiential learning activities that help students dig deeper into the history of dance, dancers, and significant dance works and literature. These activities are presented as reproducible templates that include perceiving, creating, performing, writing, and presenting oral activities infused with technology. Teachers can use these activities as optional chapter assignments or as extended projects to help apply the information and to use technology and other integrated arts sources to make the history of dance more meaningful. History of Danceis an indispensable text for dance students who want to learn the history of dance and its relationship to other arts of the times using today's interactive technology.

Cameras On The Battlefield

Author : Matt White
ISBN : 0736895043
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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"Recounts the story of wartime photography, from the first use of cameras on the battlefield through the war in Vietnam."

Turbulent Years

Author : Time-Life Books
ISBN : 0737002026
Genre : History
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Chronicles the decade with photographs and accompanying text on John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Woodstock, Vietnam, Martin Luther King, Muhammad Ali, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, and Jimi Hendrix.

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