Thursday, October 09, 2008

October e-Book of the month


Great Events from History:
The 20th Century, 1971-2000
Edited by Robert F. Gorman, Texas State
Salem Press, 2008
Salem Press' monumental Great Events from History series spans human history from ancient times to the present, worldwide. NetLibrary is pleased to announce that the culminating set in this series, Great Events from History: The 20th Century, 1971-2000, will be available as the October eBook of the Month.

The ideal reference tool for students and general readers at all academic levels, Great Events from History: The 20th Century, 1971-2000 includes 1,083 individual essays covering topics ranging from personal computers to the rise of the Internet to groundbreaking advances in biotechnology. Events covered include the curriculum-oriented geopolitical events of the era—from the end of U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War in 1973 to the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991. Essays also address important social and cultural developments in daily life: major literary movements, significant developments in the arts and motion pictures, trends in world population and immigration, and landmark social legislation.

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