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A Life in the Twentieth Century - Innocent Beginnings, 1917-1950-logo

A Life in the Twentieth Century - Innocent Beginnings, 1917-1950

Arthur Schlesinger

Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize, is one of the finest historians of our age. A former special assistant to President Kennedy, he received the National Humanities Medal in 1998. In this first volume of memoirs Schlesinger turns a keen eye on his own remarkable life--from his Midwestern upbringing, through his days at Harvard, to his involvement with World War II. The engrossing story of his life reads like a timeline of the twentieth century. With anecdotes featuring the major politicians, intellectuals, and entertainers of the era, it is easy to see why Dr. Henry Kissinger called this work "one of the definitive histories of the period." Schlesinger’s shrewd observations and sharp wit have long helped Americans understand who they are and where they’ve come from. Now his own story comes to life with a lucid, often humorous narration by Nelson Runger.

Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize, is one of the finest historians of our age. A former special assistant to President Kennedy, he received the National Humanities Medal in 1998. In this first volume of memoirs Schlesinger turns a keen eye on his own remarkable life--from his Midwestern upbringing, through his days at Harvard, to his involvement with World War II. The engrossing story of his life reads like a timeline of the twentieth century. With anecdotes featuring the major politicians, intellectuals, and entertainers of the era, it is easy to see why Dr. Henry Kissinger called this work "one of the definitive histories of the period." Schlesinger’s shrewd observations and sharp wit have long helped Americans understand who they are and where they’ve come from. Now his own story comes to life with a lucid, often humorous narration by Nelson Runger.
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Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize, is one of the finest historians of our age. A former special assistant to President Kennedy, he received the National Humanities Medal in 1998. In this first volume of memoirs Schlesinger turns a keen eye on his own remarkable life--from his Midwestern upbringing, through his days at Harvard, to his involvement with World War II. The engrossing story of his life reads like a timeline of the twentieth century. With anecdotes featuring the major politicians, intellectuals, and entertainers of the era, it is easy to see why Dr. Henry Kissinger called this work "one of the definitive histories of the period." Schlesinger’s shrewd observations and sharp wit have long helped Americans understand who they are and where they’ve come from. Now his own story comes to life with a lucid, often humorous narration by Nelson Runger.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Nelson Runger

Length:

27h 59m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

08:46


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

01:01:51


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

58:31


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

01:07:25


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

57:24


Part 2, Chapter 5
Part 2, Chapter 5

36:21


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

46:25


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

01:18:59


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

01:22:34


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

01:37:39


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

01:37:40


Part 3, Chapter 11
Part 3, Chapter 11

01:03:31


Part 3, Chapter 12
Part 3, Chapter 12

01:08:45


Part 3, Chapter 13
Part 3, Chapter 13

47:53


Part 3, Chapter 14
Part 3, Chapter 14

56:26


Part 3, Chapter 15
Part 3, Chapter 15

01:01:24


Part 3, Chapter 16
Part 3, Chapter 16

52:06


Part 3, Chapter 17
Part 3, Chapter 17

01:18:02


Part 3, Chapter 18
Part 3, Chapter 18

01:07:23


Part 3, Chapter 19
Part 3, Chapter 19

01:02:31


Part 3, Chapter 20
Part 3, Chapter 20

01:17:43


Part 3, Chapter 21
Part 3, Chapter 21

01:09:00


Part 3, Chapter 22
Part 3, Chapter 22

52:34


Part 3, Chapter 23
Part 3, Chapter 23

01:31:58


Part 3, Chapter 24
Part 3, Chapter 24

01:08:23


Part 3, Chapter 25
Part 3, Chapter 25

01:08:18