books about: twentieth
Death of a Salesman: Certain Private Conversations in Two Acts and a Requiem (Penguin Twentieth-Century ...
it is good.
it reflect the reality after World War 2 and Cold War.My favorite character is Linda. she really loves her husband and ready to sacrifice for him.
Workbook for Tonal Harmony: With an Introduction to Twentieth-Century Music, Sixth Edition
Definitely the cheapest version of this text that can be found. And especially with the CD's included. Plus, if you're an amazon trial member or amazon.com subscriber, you get the infamous Amazon product, free 2-day shipping!
Tortilla Flat (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics)
Others have already covered the Authurian/Biblical aspects of the novel, but I would reiterate that this is one of the most beautiful books I have ever read. Rarely do you finish a book and the ending completes it perfectly. This one does. I've read it quite a few times, and always enjoy it.
Angle of Repose (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics)
Lush and poignant
Stegner builds two stories, that of a man with a severe disability and his grandmother as a young woman. I was fascinated in his research of her life, marriage and move to Leadville, Colorado during the gold rush. She brought culture to the area and endured privation to "make it work." Lovely read - engrossing.
The River Why, Twentieth-Anniversary Edition
David James Duncan
Sierra Club Books
Made me appreciate fishing... a little
While I recognize that this book, at its heart, didn't have a whole lot to do with fishing, I can't help but think that I would've liked it even more if I had understood the fishing references. Despite that, the writing quality and subtle humour had me hooked from the get-go. I thoroughly enjoyed reading about Gus's journey and could recognize myself in his youthful fervor.
The Red Pony (Twentieth-Century Classics)
Fantastic novel rated poorly by idiots.
This book is rated poorly only by foolish children bored in English class, who lack even the slightest shred of taste in literature, spending their time fawning over teenage vampires in the Twilight novels or reading whatever drivel hack author Dan Brown has spewed lately.
The Norton Anthology of English Literature, Volume 2: The Romantic Period through the Twentieth Century ...
W. W. Norton & Company
Excellent anthology of canonical British lit
This anthology has almost everything that an English major could desire to read of British literature from the 18th to 20th century. I think the editors at Norton did a very good job of choosing what to include in this volume. Everything you'd expect to see is here (Wordsworth, Tennyson, Wilde, Shelley, etc.) and some additional lesser-known works round out this anthology. It is an indispensable ...
The Polar Express
Chris Van Allsburg
A great holiday storie. Warm and enjoyable and it has a childlike innocense and children of all ages will love this book.
Opening Skinner's Box: Great Psychological Experiments of the Twentieth Century
W. W. Norton & Company
I will refrain from writing another raving review. I will limit my statement to that this book will help you grow as a human being. Whether you agree with Lauren Slaters methods or not. Just the findings on Bruce Alexander's work is worth gold. Pity that Alexander's book "The Globalisation of Addiction: A study in poverty of the spirit" is so expensive. Read it to learn about life, the ...
The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007
It is difficult to write a book about music without supplementary music CDs. It is even harder if the subject of the book is music of 20-th century, and the book is quite comprehensive (704 pages). Nevertheless, I read The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century with great interest in relatively short time. The style is lucid even for a layman like me. The book has received a lot of ...
Vietnam: A History
The American Civil War...
...at least the one in the 20th Century, was fought over this country, and the ramifications reverberate today. There were those who saw, and those who will never see. Those who lived through that period, and took sides in one camp or the other are unlikely to ever change their minds, even if the motivation took the form of the proverbial lightning bolt on the way to Damascus. And certainly one ...
The German Genius: Europe's Third Renaissance, the Second Scientific Revolution, and the Twentieth Century
Don't mention the war!
Oh please, with peace to the previous reviewer. Here's my problem with the review. When one says that they are rather ignorant of German culture and history and then goes on to myopically focus in on the Nazi era and holocaust as if it were the sum of German history, I have to wonder if they had learned anything constructive from Watson's excellent survey at all. It is as if Anglos are ...
The Moon Is Down
Earning Your Nobel
It's fashionable these days to dismiss Steinbeck's Nobel Prize as an example of the bad judgment of the Committee. In fact, Steinbeck is the one of "the big three" (Papa, Bill, and John) most likely to hold his preeminence among American novelists in a century. I don't know of a writer who more truly represents his own century than Steinbeck, except perhaps Mark Twain. If you want to know why ...
The Lady Tasting Tea: How Statistics Revolutionized Science in the Twentieth Century
A fascinating, non-technical book, interestingly written.
Unlike probability, statistics evolves as it is applied to different, real-world situations. Techniques develop, but it is the applications that drive the development historically (rather like the influence of physics applications on calculus). This book gives a fascinating flavor of how those applications drove statistical research and methods. It's very well written and requires no more ...
East of Eden (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics)
This is one of my fave books and I will read it again soon. Though the ending was not ideal for me, it was a great read.
The German Classics of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, Volume 03Masterpieces of German Literature ...
Public Domain Books, 2004
This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.
Dark Continent: Europe's Twentieth Century
Read it at least twice
I agree with an earlier reviewer that this is the best history of 20th Century Europe ever. Keen insights and fresh ideas leap off every page. But it needs to be repeated: the Dark Continent is not an introduction to the subject. Unless you have a good knowledge of Europe and its history, this is not yet the book for you. Someday maybe, but for now save your money. Some found Mazower's ...
Another good book by Joe Haldeman
_Old Twentieth_ by Joe Haldeman is another good work by this outstanding author. I didn't think it as good as either _Forever War_ or _Forever Peace_ but nonetheless found it engaging. The book opens up with a battle scene in 1915, Gallipoli, something that shouldn't surprise the reader too much as one of the basic premises of the book, as relayed on the back cover, is that in the future ...
The Devil's Gentleman: Privilege, Poison, and the Trial That Ushered in the Twentieth Century
Ballantine Books, 2008
Love the writing style
I am a huge fan of the authors writing style- focusing on a specific event in time to give the reader an immersive experience into the time period.
The Twentieth Century: A People's History
HarperCollins e-books, 2007
The truth can hurt and free you..
It feels good to have a light shining into dark recesses when in this culture obusification is all that is generally offered.The light is so bright it sometimes hurts but one's footing is much safer when all is allowed to be seen.
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