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Our times : America at the birth of the twentieth century

Author: Mark Sullivan; Dan Rather
Publisher: New York : Scribner, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : Abridged edView all editions and formats
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Our Times is a powerful social history of America from 1900 to 1925, told with a reporter's firsthand knowledge and a historian's analytical wisdom. Originally published in six volumes from 1926 to 1933 by Mark Sullivan, one of the most highly respected journalists of his day, it has now been abridged by an equally eminent journalist, CBS News correspondent Dan Rather. This lively account is filled with anecdotes
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sullivan, Mark, 1874-1952.
Our times.
New York : Scribner, c1996
(OCoLC)714917432
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Sullivan; Dan Rather
ISBN: 0684815737 9780684815732
OCLC Number: 33277387
Notes: Abridged ed. of: Our times, 1900-1925. 1926-1935.
"A Lisa Drew book."
Includes index.
Description: 731 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Editor's Introduction / Dan Rather --
Author's foreword / Mark Sullivan --
pt. I. The Turn of the Century. 1. The Turn of the Century. 2. America in 1900. 3. Some Contrasts and Changes: 1900 to 1925. 4. 1900: Looking Backward and Looking Forward. 5. More Contrasts and Changes: 1900 to 1925. 6. The Automobile Emerges. 7. The Airplane Emerges, Too --
pt. II. America Finding Itself. 1. Educating the American Mind. 2. Roosevelt. 3. A Picture, a Poem, and the Times. 4. From Old to New in Industry. 5. Oil. 6. Titans at War. 7. Waiting. 8. Roosevelt Goes into Action. 9. The Crusade for Pure Food --
pt. III. Roosevelt's America. 1. Roosevelt's Power. 2. The Railroad Rate Fight. 3. Two Friends. 4. Selecting a Successor. 5. Taft's Four Years. 6. Roosevelt and Taft: The Break. 7. Roosevelt: His Hat in the Ring --
pt. IV. Years of Ferment. 1. June 28, 1914. 2. New Energy, New Wealth. 3. Henry Ford Emerges, Suddenly. 4. New Ways in Industry. 5. Art Finds a Patron. 6. The Genius of the Age. 7. New Influences on the American Mind. 8. Popular Songs. 9. An Emancipation --
pt. V. Over Here --
Armageddon --
Prologue. 1. War Knocks at Wilson's Door. 2. America Looks On at the War. 3. The Lusitania. 4. Evolution of American Thought. 5. Henry Ford Takes a Hand and a Ship. 6. Preparedness. 7. Wilson Changes His Mind. 8. War. 9. Wilson Organizes for War. 10. Over Here. 11. Peace --
pt. VI. The Twenties. 1. The World in 1920. 2. Harding. 3. The Election of 1920 and the Postwar Mood. 4. The United States, When Harding Became President. 5. The Harding Tragedy. 6. The Scandals. 7. Liturgy and Cultural Trends During the Twenties. 8. Tunes of the Twenties --
Conclusion / Dan Rather.
Responsibility: edited with new material by Dan Rather ; based on the landmark study by Mark Sullivan.
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Our Times is a powerful social history of America from 1900 to 1925, told with a reporter's firsthand knowledge and a historian's analytical wisdom. Originally published in six volumes from 1926 to 1933 by Mark Sullivan, one of the most highly respected journalists of his day, it has now been abridged by an equally eminent journalist, CBS News correspondent Dan Rather. This lively account is filled with anecdotes and vivid personalities, observations both.

Thought-provoking and humorous, and dozens of illustrations from contemporary sources.

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