A Life in the Twentieth Century: Innocent Beginnings, 1917-1950

A Life in the Twentieth Century: Innocent Beginnings, 1917-1950

From America's most celebrated living historian comes this "sprightly, straightforward account of the first third of an active and charmed life" (New York Times). Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. turns a studied eye on a personal past and reconstructs the history that has made him such an iconic figure for generations of readers. A LIFE IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY offers rare and revealing access to both the private world of a great American writer and the fine-grained texture of the American century. Ranging from a fondly remembered childhood in the Midwest to a fascinating, storied academic and political life, this volume is an important addition to Schlesinger's body of work, "every bit as well written as anything Schlesinger has done" (Providence Sunday Journal) and "sure to be used by students of the times for years to come" (Boston Globe). "With style and humor and a master historian's deft blending of personal detail with epic events" (Wall Street Journal), Schlesinger evokes the struggles, the questions, the paradoxes, and the triumphs that shaped our era as only he can do.

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  • Format: Paperback

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780618219254

  • ISBN-10: 0618219250

  • Pages: 592

  • Price: $27.95

  • Publication Date: 06/03/2002

  • Carton Quantity: 28

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Arthur M. Schlesinger

ARTHUR M. SCHLESINGER, JR., the author of sixteen books, was a renowned historian and social critic. He twice won the Pulitzer Prize, in 1946 for The Age of Jackson and in 1966 for A Thousand Days. He was also the winner of the National Book Award for both A Thousand Days and Robert Kennedy and His Times (1979). In 1998 he was awarded the prestigious National Humanities Medal.
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  • Format: Paperback

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780618219254

  • ISBN-10: 0618219250

  • Pages: 592

  • Price: $27.95

  • Publication Date: 06/03/2002

  • Carton Quantity: 28

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