Defining America: 1936-1961 (Paperback)
"Experience the greatest moments of the 20th century with an accessible narrative that makes history come alive.
Adapted from the #1 national bestseller especially for young readers
The twentieth century was a time of tremendous change, the most eventful hundred years in human history. Join Peter Jennings and Todd Brewster for a fascinating journey back in time to experience, through vivid first-person accounts, the most surprising and the most terrifying events of the past hundred years. These are the voices of ordinary people--children and adults who were a part of history in the making. Their joys and sorrows, their hopes and fears provide a compelling insider's look at momentous events that have reshaped the world. "The Century for Young People" is a riveting read and an essential research volume. It is the story of our time for all time.
About the Author
Peter Jennings has had a passion for writing from a his high school days. He has authored fiction and non-fiction books and written scripts for two feature-length films along with other film and video scripts. He has worked on many broadcasting commentaries, news stories, humorous narratives, commercials, multi-media advertising, and websites. He lives in Muskoka, Ontario.
Todd Brewster has served as Don E. Ackerman Director of Oral History at the United States Military Academy, West Point, and is a longtime journalist who has worked as an editor for "Time" and "Life" and as senior producer for ABC News. He has written for "Vanity Fair", "Time", "Life", "The" "Huffington Post", "The" "Philadelphia Inquirer, The New York Times, "and is the coauthor with the late Peter Jennings of the bestselling books "The Century", "The Century" "for Young People", and "In Search of America". He lives with his wife and two sons in Ridgefield, Connecticut. Lincoln's Gamble" is his first book.
Jennifer Keishin Armstrong is the author of "Why? Because We Still Like You" and coauthor of "Sexy Feminism".