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Title The New York Public Library's books of the century / Elizabeth Diefendorf, editor ; illustrations by Diana Bryan.

Imprint New York : Oxford University Press, 1996.

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Description 1 online resource (229 pages)
Note Derived from an exhibition on view at the New York Public Library.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 214-221).
Contents Introduction -- Landmarks of modern literature -- Nature's realm -- Protest & progress -- Colonialism & its aftermath -- Mind & spirit -- Popular culture & mass entertainment -- Women rise -- Economics & technology -- Utopias & dystopias -- War, holocaust, totalitarianism -- Optimism, joy, gentility -- Favorites of childhood and youth.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified MiAaHDL
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
Processing Action digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve MiAaHDL
Summary This volume takes readers on a thought-provoking tour of the 20th century, through the medium of the printed word. Here readers will find over 150 pivotal works organized into topical categories, reflecting themes that have informed the century. Each is introduced with a brief commentary illuminating the themes and issues the books in that section address, followed by an annotation for each title offering a brief description and a key to its significance.
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Subject Civilization, Modern -- 20th century -- Bibliography -- Exhibitions.
United States -- Civilization -- 20th century -- Bibliography -- Exhibitions.
Civilization, Modern -- 19th century -- Bibliography -- Exhibitions.
United States -- Civilization -- 1865-1918 -- Bibliography -- Exhibitions.
Chronological Term 1800-1999
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Bibliography -- Exhibition catalogs.
Added Author Diefendorf, Elizabeth.
New York Public Library.
Added Title Books of the century
Other Form: Print version: New York Public Library's books of the century. New York : Oxford University Press, 1996 0195108973 9780195108972 (DLC) 95052685 (OCoLC)33983395
ISBN 9781429415798 (electronic bk.)
1429415797 (electronic bk.)