People of the Century
This is the century in which we split the atom, probed the psyche, spliced genes and cloned a sheep. We invented plastic, the silicon chip, and rock and roll. We build airplanes, rockets, satellites, televisions, computers, and atom bombs. We overthrew our inherited ideas about logic, language, learning, mathematics, economics, and even space and time.
This monumental century has been shaped by many, but PEOPLE OF THE CENTURY selects the one hundred most influential leaders, artists, intellects, and heroes. Sure to spark lively debates and compelling arguments, the book's erudite, highly literate profiles, all accompanied by a captivating array of photographs, were crafted by this eras finest writers from Salman Rushdie, Henry Kissinger, Richard Rhodes, Elie Weisel to Robert Hughes and many more.
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Jean Piaget Seymour Papert
Juan Trippe Richard Branson
Louis Armstrong Stanley Crouch
Walt Disney Richard Schickel
Charles Lindbergh Reeve Lindbergh
The Leakey Family Donald C Johanson
Philo Farnsworth Neil Postman
Rachel Carson Peter Matthiessen
William Shockley Gordon Moore
Mother Teresa Bharati Mukherjee
Lucille Ball Richard Zoglin
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