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by Agnes Hooper Gottlieb,Brent Bowers,Henry Gottlieb,Barbara Bowers

  • Author: Agnes Hooper Gottlieb,Brent Bowers,Henry Gottlieb,Barbara Bowers
  • ISBN: 1568362536
  • ISBN13: 978-1568362533
  • ePub: 1838 kb | FB2: 1914 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Specific Groups
  • Publisher: Kodansha USA Inc (November 1, 1998)
  • Pages: 352
  • Rating: 4.7/5
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1,000 Years, 1,000 People: Ranking the Men and Women Who Shaped the Millennium ePub download

by Agnes Hooper Gottlieb (Author), Brent Bowers (Author), Henry Gottlieb (Author), Barbara Bowers (Author) & 1 more. When was so and so born, where was such and such from

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1,000 Years, 1,000 People book. Nov 21, 2013 Jim Vuksic rated it really liked it. A unique compilation of the most famous and infamous men and women who left their mark on the world stage during the past mellinnium. I particularly found it interesting that the authors included those known for their evil deeds as well as those whose deeds benefited mankind. I was very surprised to discover how many individuals included in this work I had never heard, but probably should have.

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1,000 People : Ranking the Men and Women Who Shaped the Millennium. This text presents a list of 1000 of the most important, influential and intriguing figures of the past millennium.

book by Barbara Bowers. George Washington is ranked 22. Jomo Kenyatta 214. Adolf Hitler ranks higher than Mother Teresa. 1,000 Years, 1,000 People : Ranking the Men and Women Who Shaped the Millennium. Among the figures profiled are philosophers and artists, statesmen and warlords, inventors and explorers. Each person is profiled with a brief autobiography.

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Here are the top 100 people from the past 1000 years.

From George Washington to Babe Ruth, Adolf Hitler to Mother Teresa, this fascinating study profiles--and rates--the one thousand individuals, including philosophers, artists, statesmen, inventors, and explorers, who have shaped the history of the last one thousand years. Simultaneous.
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It's great fun to use this book as a basis for trivia questions such as: Who is ranked higher....When was so and so born, where was such and such from. Assuming the provided facts are correct you can learn a great deal about people you might otherwise have never heard of, especially far Eastern personalities and people from the High Middle Ages. Not to mention the behind-the-scenes inventors of everyday items and ideas.

However, treating the rankings as anything other than an editor's 'Great Person Wish List' is unwise. As other reviewers have mentioned: there is no mention of Nikola Tesla, not even in passing in #28 - Thomas Edison's entry! Tesla's accomplishments are astonishing, relevant and fundamental to modern science and this notable omission could call the scholarship of the Book into question. This is a shame since there is otherwise an over-abundance of information about humanities achievers written into these 1,000 entries.

Another set of authors, perhaps learned academics all (only one author of this title is a Ph.D and that was in Women's Studies apparently) could provide a more rigid set of criteria and provide a more scholarly list, but make no mistake as this list is plenty scholarly and worldly and seemingly accurate in information provided all while being enjoyable and easy to read.
Amis
Very interesting reading. Lots of unknown facts about a lot of famous people.
Kirizan
Neat book with short summaries of the 1000 most influential people...
felt boot
This book is great for what it is ...thought provoking and a catalyst for the reader to do further research on the individuals listed. The team of authors make a good argument for why they have selected the individual and the person's ranking. Of course this type of book/list leads to disputes as to where or why a person is ranked but there's nothing wrong with that. This is not a scholarly book with a complete bio on the individuals but a brief account of what they accomplished and why it was important. Our world history was shaped by people who accomplished remarkable things and many of the people listed here you never heard of but you will know their accomplishment in most cases but you didn't realize who was responsible for it. This book will tell you. If you are interested in history and fascinated by the people who shaped the world I think you will enjoy this book as much as I did. The original publishing was in 1998 but the final addition with updates was published in 2006. I recommend the 2006 edition.
Jay
getting my 14-year-old daughter to appreciate world history has proved darn near impossible. at least that was the case before we picked up "1,000 years, 1,000 people." over several evenings, we have played a game: one of us picks a number between 1 and 1,000 and the other reads aloud the name of the historical figure ranked in the book. the person selecting the number then attempts to explain the importance of the individual within one minute. quite often, frankly, it's a shot in the dark, but the exercise has evolved into a game that we call "millennium minute." and somewhere along the way it has helped to engender in her a budding interest in history. though it is easy to quibble with the listed ranking and, inevitably, some readers will protest on the exclusion of some notable, to me this is one of the book's fundamental strengths. indeed, the authors have devised a clever way for us to debate the last 1,000 years and celebrate in an intellectually engaging way the new millennium. unfortunately, however, the publisher and the book distributors are not making easy for us. this book can be difficult to find! if you are lucky enough to locate a copy, share it with your family and friends. and if you have a teenager whose idea of history is what he did yesterday, challenge him to a "millennium minute."
Wizer
I've had this collection of journalistic-claptrap-posing-as-history for a while now and only value it insofar as it provides a starting point for creating my own (chronological) list. That's a good way to learn from such otherwise worthless, biased, and arbitrary package-deals as this. For example, I learned a lot about Classical music by taking the same approach to a similarly "worthless" hatchet-job by another nobody-pragmatist with the bright, opportunistic idea of ranking the top 50 composers.

This brings me to my #1 criticism of these authors' "bias": they include virtually every visual artist I can think of but are tone-deaf to the majority of important musical artists and innovators. This especially applies to the 20th century, the bulk of which was dominated by the influence of Arnold Schoenberg's 12-Tone System and John Cage's Indeterminacy (just to mention the two most obvious omissions). Arguably, the most characteristic American composer is Charles Ives. On the popular front, there is naturally no mention of Ravi Shankar or Bob Marley by such WASPs as these. Furthermore, they must have slept through the entire Beat Movement in literature (not one Beat writer) as well as the 60's Counter Culture (who besides the Beatles and Bob Dylan?) - no mention of Timothy Leary, Abbie Hoffman, Ken Kesey, or even "Hanoi Jane" Fonda.

However, since one of these committee members teaches Women's Studies, any woman in the past 200 or so years who opened her mouth once on behalf of gender-equality had to be included (no mention of such "subservient" geniuses as Hildegard of Bingen). Nor do we get any musical instrument inventors beyond Cristofori's pianoforte: no Dr. Sax, Leon Theremin, Les Paul, or Bob Moog. Not one technician of sound either.

The crowning insult of this book is to not only leave Tchaikovsky out, but to add ignorant insult to injury with a hopelessly snobbish explanation that actually explains nothing (in light of the fact that equally emotional and/or "bombastic" Chopin, Liszt, Wagner and Mahler are included - no mention of Richard Strauss' omission, I guess it goes without saying). Even the most anti-romantic critics have always recognized and acknowledged Tchaikovsky's high critical standing, taking out their ideological discomfort instead on far less secure Rachmaninoff.

Unfortunately these sort of books have become the norm: chatty compendiums of Disney-styled sound-bytes. This is what comes of 150 years of Pragmatist indoctrination. The primary problem with such "bathroom books" as these is not that they are biased (holding principles at variance with a particular reader), but that they have no principles at all (i.e., they pulled this out of their ass). So don't waste your time unless, like me, you enjoy wiping up the messes of professional ("as long as it sells") opportunists as these.
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