Harper Perennial: December 1999
The 365 Most Important Events of the Twentieth Century
provides a comprehensive view of the last hundred years through the touchstones that have shaped our century. The year 1916, for example, brought both Einstein's theory of relativity and the first official birth control clinic. The year 1953 was marked by the discovery of the DNA double-helix structure, the first successful impregnation with frozen sperm, and two men's victory over the 29,000-foot Mount Everest.Chronicling the front-page stories that made social and political headlines, Paul Baldwin also touches on the moments... View More...