The Century

The Century Century The by Jennings Peter and Todd Brewster

  • Title: The Century
  • Author: Peter Jennings Todd Brewster
  • ISBN: 9780385483278
  • Page: 151
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Century, The by Jennings, Peter and Todd Brewster

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    About "Peter Jennings Todd Brewster"

    1. Peter Jennings Todd Brewster

      Peter Charles Archibald Ewart Jennings, CM was a Canadian American journalist and news anchor He was the sole anchor of ABC s World News Tonight from 1983 until his death in 2005 of complications from lung cancer A high school dropout, he transformed himself into one of television s most prominent journalists.Jennings started his career early, hosting a Canadian radio show at the age of nine In 1965, ABC News tapped him to anchor its flagship evening news program His inexperience marred his first short stint in the anchor chair, and Jennings became a foreign correspondent in 1968, honing his reporting skills in the Middle East.He returned as one of World News Tonight s three anchors in 1978, and was promoted to the role of sole anchor in 1983 Jennings formed part of the Big Three news anchors who dominated American evening news in the 1980s and 1990s Having always been fascinated with the United States, Jennings became a dual citizen of Canada and the United States in 2003 His death, which closely followed the retirements of Tom Brokaw and Dan Rather, marked the end of the Big Three era.

    751 thoughts on “The Century”

    1. I received this book as a Christmas present from my parents in 1999. With six days to go before the `end of the century' I crammed in the entire book in under a week so I could experience the twentieth century right before it went away. After that I put the book aside and had not opened it again since my senior year of high school. However with the twentieth century over a decade in the past I decided to open it up again and reexamine the time period that gave to us antibiotics, Hitler, computer [...]

    2. this was such a great book. i begged and begged to get it, and got it for christmas one year. even though it's no longer 1999, it's still a great book.

    3. As a child who loved reading encyclopedias, I loved the concise descriptions of the main events coupled with personal stories I hadn't read before.

    4. An interesting exploration of the major events of the 20th century, with deeper storytelling than most historical reviews.

    5. A fascinating account of the last century, encompassing the optimistic start of the 20th Century to the more wary end of the Millennium. I've been nostalgic all week from watching "Electric Dreams" (on the History Channel) and reading this book. It's strange thing being able to look at the past century and realize how much things have changed just a hundred years ago. I don't thing any other century has encountered as many changes as the last (heck, we change "fashion" every season and gadgets e [...]

    6. The CenturyGrades 1st-? (I enjoyed it as an adult)Peter Jennings and Todd Brewster put together an amazing amount of research into an educational yet enjoyable book that people of all ages will enjoy and learn from. The text is surrounded by fascinating pictures of historical events that pull the reader into the article. A photo that caught my eye was of a man sitting on a step mourning the death of President Kennedy. These types of photographs show the human emotion in much more detail than any [...]

    7. I picked this book up at the thrift store for $5. I think this might be the single best thrift store deal ever!Anyway I really enjoyed this book. My only wish is that there were more "personal accounts" throughout; I like reading about historical events, but I really enjoy the 1st hand account that only a person who lived the event can give. That being said, I think that Peter Jennings and Todd Brewster did a good job cramming this book full of just about everything that happened since 1900. I w [...]

    8. Maybe four stars, actually, just because I found reading through all the first-person bits, looking at the sweep of the century, etc very absorbing and even fascinating. Photos were also very interesting, all the sidebars, etc. too. I wasn't crazy about the overall narration by Jennings and Brewster, though. For all they state in the introduction that they are trying to present the century as people saw it as they went through it at the time, they come off pretty high-handed at times in the narr [...]

    9. It's one of those books that I'm sure is currently sitting on many a coffee table, but I actually really enjoyed reading it. While Peter Jennings is clearly not the best source on the 20th century, he offers an interesting perspective, but to me the most memorable and valuable part of this book is the eye-witness accounts of major events in our history, and remembrances of day-to-day life during different eras.

    10. This beautiful coffee table book or you can put it on your bookshelf is definitely a gem to have. This book features pictures and description of some of the most pivotal moments in history. If you are a history buff, I recommend you have this book around to have a pictorial history on how our world changed with the times.

    11. I'm so glad this came up on my reading roulette wheel! Even though it took me a couple of months (it needs to be read in small bites), it was well worth the time. It gave a nice overview of the historical events in the past century and clarrified several in my mind. Unfortunately, it included a reading list at the back that will just add more books to my To Read list!

    12. I bought this a Christmas gift for my mom back in 1999. We had both been watching the accompanying series from ABC News. I've since "inherited" it.This is one of those "coffee-table-books".It's a fascinating look at the 20th century. I've not looked @ it in years, and my millennium excitement waned sometime in 2000, but it's nice otherwise nice to have

    13. A wonderful, comprehensive look at the 20th Century and it's history. I hope that, someday, someone will put an addendum to the end of the book, for the final few years of the 1990s that they missed because the book was published before the end of the century.

    14. I enjoyed reading this book. It took a while to get through, because it is a history book. I enjoyed the way the history was told. I also enjoyed increasing my knowledge on the different things that happened during the 20th century.

    15. i am a history fanatic and this one is so great because of all the fabulous pictures, and excellent stories. i have heard negative things on the way peter jennings had presented the news, but i think he did a fine job on this book.

    16. Excellent. as a go-to for refreshers on recent history, and engaging enough to read from cover to cover which is what I did:) It will stay where I can grab it for reference.

    17. This is a "coffee table" book. I think Peter Jennings was a great boor and greatly over-rated as a news personality.

    18. I really enjoyed the photography and the individual letters, but the book is so topical. I really expected to have some meat in a book from Peter.

    19. A timeless reference book. I read it cover to cover when I bought it. It's really a good reference book especially for children who have no knoweledge of the past Century and need a quick guide.

    20. I suspect the book is denser than the audiobook. The audiobook is interesting, but rather insubstantial. For someone who is embarrassingly bad with history, I'm learning surprisingly little.

    21. A HARD 5 stars. The Century gives you an intense feeling about who you are, where you live, and the trials, faults, and victories that made this country what it is.

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