David Wallechinsky's Twentieth Century: History with the Boring Parts Left Out
"Here at last is a history book fore people interested only in the juicy parts. Packed with hundreds of photographs and more than seven hundred short entries, this eclectic and wonderfully idiosyncratic chronology revisits both the tragedies (Pearl Harbor, the assassination of John F. Kennedy) and the amusements (practical jokers, movie oddities) that have shaped our century.
As he's proved in The Book of Lists, The People's Almanac, and his Olympics guidebooks, David Wallechinsky has no equal when it comes to telling a good story or making facts come alive. For browsers, trivia buffs, and everyone who likes to be entertained, here is the last word on our century."
ISBN: 0316920568 / 9780316920568
Author: David Wallechinsky
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company