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America, Vol 1: An Illustrated Diary of Its Most Exciting Years
America Vol 1 An Illustrated Diary of Its Most Exciting Years Author:American Family Enterprises FOREWORD to Volume 1: "For thousands of years mankind has relegated the task of recording the most important events to historians. In most instances, these men have been "third parties" who would set down the facts as they viewed them, or even as they thought they occurred. It is interesting, therefore, when one finds a page of hi... more »story or even a period documented by the people that actually made it happen. The world comes to life when Roosevelt and Churchill discuss political decisions, Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig talk about hitting, Ethel Barrymore and Helen Hayes tell of their stage experiences.
This is AMERICA, A DIARY OF ITS MOST EXCITING YEARS. The sights, sounds and even the mood of the United States, and the world, is conveyed to us in this new and exciting series of books.
The period from 1914 through 1960 is perhaps the most significant in all of our history and it is these years that have been chosen by the Editorial Staff to be the framework for this set. On almost any day of the week one could find people and events taking place that have changed our world as in no other period of history. Two major world wars were fought, a depression came and went, the airplane and television were invented. Even the very lifestyle of America changed. We stopped working 15 hours a day and had time to relax and think. The movies, radio and television brought entertainment into our lives, sports became a necessary part of our daily discussions and we changed. From an insecure, developing young country into the major world power, America has transformed itself in just 50 years.
It is this transformation that you will see, and be a part of again. In this first volume of AMERICA, you will find exciting examples of what future volumes in this series will offer. We hope you enjoy this introductory volume and all those to follow.