People of the Century: One Hundred Men and Women Who Shaped the Last One Hundred Years by Walter Isaacson - PDF free download eBook

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  • Published: Nov 13, 2015
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This is the century that split the atom, probed the psyche, spliced genes, and cloned a sheep. Plastic, the silicon chip, and rock-and-roll were invented. Airplanes, rockets, satellites, televisions, computers, and atom bombs were built....

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9780684870939
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Simon & Schuster
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448
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This is the century that split the atom, probed the psyche, spliced genes, and cloned a sheep. Plastic, the silicon chip, and rock-and-roll were invented. Airplanes, rockets, satellites, televisions, computers, and atom bombs were built. Traditional ideas about logic, language, learning, mathematics, economics, and even space and time were overthrown and radically refashioned. People of the Century presents the most influential leaders, artists, intellects, and heroes who shaped this monumental era.

This centurys most influential people were selected by the editors of Time magazine and featured in a series of documentaries produced by CBS News. Here, their profiles are crafted by this eras finest writers, from Salman Rushdie and Elie Wiesel, to Gloria Steinem, George Plimpton, Robert Hughes, and more. Memorably narrated by some of the centurys most accomplished actors, People of the Century is the ultimate millennial keepsake.

About the Author:

Dan Rather has been the anchor/managing editor of the CBS Evening News since March of 1981 and has been on the scene of major news stories around the world. In addition he anchors the CBS broadcast 48 Hours and contributes to the CBS broadcast 60 Minutes II.

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Walter Isaacson

Walter Isaacson, the CEO of the Aspen Institute, has been chairman of CNN and the managing editor of Time magazine. He is the author of Einstein: His Life and Universe; Benjamin Franklin: An American Life; and Kissinger: A Biography, and the coauthor of The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made. He lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife and daughter.

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Rhodes Scholar, historian, and bestselling author Walter Isaacson began his distinguished al era.

This centurys most influential people were selected by the editors of Time magazine and featured in a series of documentaries produced by CBS News. Here, their profiles are crafted by this eras finest writers, from Salman Rushdie and Elie Wiesel, to Gloria Steinem, George Plimpton, Robert Hughes, and more. Memorably narrated by some of the centurys most accomplished actors, People of the Century is the ultimate millennial keepsake.

About the Author:

Dan Rather has been the anchor/managing editor of the CBS Evening News since March of 1981 and has been on the scene of major news stories around the world. In addition he anchors the CBS broadcast 48 Hours and contributes to the CBS broadcast 60 Minutes II.

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