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The People's Almanac Presents the 20th Century

David Wallechinsky

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ISBN 13: 978-0-87951-944-5
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The most unique and entertaining history of the twentieth century ever written, now completely revised and updated.

Bestselling author David Wallechinsky is the premier chronicler of the events of the twentieth century, both through his definitive guides to the winter and summer Olympics, and his best-selling The People's Almanac Presents the Book of Lists. Equally successful was his entertaining and colorful survey of the century's most intriguing people and events, The People's Almanac Presents the Twentieth Century. Now, as the century closes, Wallechinsky has completely revised and updated this popular work, making it the most offbeat and now the most definitive look at our times ever published.

A reference work you can read cover-to-cover, The People's Almanac Presents the Twentieth Century answers some of the most intriquing questions of the century, covering everything from war and assassinations to popular songs and movie oddities. Wallechinsky captures the century's most intriquing people, events, and discoveries, as well as the oddest, most unusual sidelights. Unlike any other history or reference book, The People's Almanac Presents the Twentieth Century makes the facts come alive, giving you a wonderfully engaging panorama of our century.

"An enjoyable browser....Even the best-read readers may find themselves saying 'I didn't know that.'" USA Today

"Great fun.... Don't try to read just one of [the entries]. It's like popcorn--once started, it's difficult to stop." Denver Post

David Wallechinsky is the author of numerous reference books, including The Complete Book of the Winter Olympics (also from Overlook) and The People's Almanac Presents the Book of Lists: The '90s Edition. He has written pieces for The New York Times Magazine, and has appeared on television shows as diverse as Late Night with David Letterman and PBS's Newshour with Jim Lehrer. He divides his time between Santa Monica, California, and the south of France.

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