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Brewster, Todd

Overview
Works: 29 works in 77 publications in 2 languages and 6,935 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  Juvenile works  Biography  History  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Personal narratives‡vCanadian 
Roles: Author, Narrator
Classifications: D422, 909.821
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Most widely held works by Todd Brewster
The century by Peter Jennings( Book )
11 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 3,538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A companion book to the television documentary on the history of the 20th century produced by ABC Television Network and The History Channel
In search of America by Peter Jennings( Book )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The authors search the twenty-first century for evidence that the words and ideas of the founding fathers are still alive and well in America
Lincoln's gamble : the tumultuous six months that gave America the Emancipation Proclamation and changed the course of the Civil War by Todd Brewster( Book )
5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A brilliant, authoritative, and riveting account of the most critical six months in Abraham Lincoln's presidency, when he penned the Emancipation Proclamation and changed the course of the Civil War. On July 12, 1862, Abraham Lincoln spoke for the first time of his intention to free the slaves. On January 1, 1863, Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, doing precisely that. In between, however, was perhaps the most tumultuous six months of his presidency, an episode during which the sixteenth president fought bitterly with his generals, disappointed his cabinet, and sank into painful bouts of clinical depression. Most surprising, the man who would be remembered as "The Great Emancipator" did not hold firm to his belief in emancipation. He agonized over the decision and was wracked by private doubts almost to the moment when he inked the decree that would change a nation. Popular myth would have us believe that Lincoln did not suffer from such indecision, that he did what he did through moral resolve; that he had a commanding belief in equality, in the inevitable victory of right over wrong. He worked on drafts of the document for months, locking it in a drawer in the telegraph room of the War department. Ultimately Lincoln chose to act based on his political instincts and knowledge of the war. It was a great gamble, with the future of the Union, of slavery, and of the presidency itself hanging in the balance. In this compelling narrative, Todd Brewster focuses on these critical six months to ask: was it through will or by accident, intention or coincidence, personal achievement or historical determinism that he freed the slaves' The clock is always ticking in these pages as Lincoln searches for the right moment to enact his proclamation and simultaneously turn the tide of war. Lincoln's Gamble portrays the president as an imperfect man with an unshakable determination to save a country he believed in, even as the course of the Civil War remained unknown
The century by Peter Jennings( Recording )
7 editions published in 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a history of the twentieth century that chronicles the great events and personalities of the past hundred years
The century for young people by Jennifer Armstrong( Book )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses the twentieth century with radical changes with scientific theory, medical advances, the personal computer, air travel, nearly instantaneous communication, and the ability to destroy the entire world
In search of America by Peter Jennings( Recording )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jennings explores current debates about American life and character. Along the way, he also tries to answer the question of whether traditional American values have withstood the test of time
The century for young people by Jennifer Armstrong( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Third volume of a three-volume adaptation of The century by Peter Jennings and Todd Brewster in which United States events during the 20th century are explained
The century for young people by Jennifer Armstrong( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Second volume of a three-volume adaptation of The century by Peter Jennings and Todd Brewster in which United States events during the 20th century are explained
The century for young people by Jennifer Armstrong( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
First volume of a three-volume adaptation of The century by Peter Jennings and Todd Brewster in which United States events during the 20th century are explained
Lincoln's gamble : the tumultuous six months that gave America the emancipation proclamation and changed the course of the Civil War by Todd Brewster( Recording )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A brilliant, authoritative, and riveting account of the most critical six months in Abraham Lincoln's presidency, when he penned the Emancipation Proclamation and changed the course of the Civil War
The century by Peter Jennings( Recording )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Reagan era witnessed the unexpected end of the Cold War and a welcome return to a booming domestic economy--but did events unfold too quickly to control? This program takes a look at the details and aftershocks both of the dissolution of the Soviet Union and of the yuppie capitalism that threatened to push the limits of the American economy too far
The century by Peter Jennings( Recording )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The twentieth century explodes; telephones, motion pictures, air travel, and cars are already reinventing the future. Over 13 million impoverished European immigrants change the very character of American society ... Cities expand and a new culture is formed"--Container
The century by Peter Jennings( Recording )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The women's and civil rights movements, begun decades earlier and as controversial as ever, continued to evolve during the nation's Bicentennial period. This program focuses on the changing momentum of these movements while also looking at the developing environmental movement spurred by the Love Canal disaster, the developing political power of Christians and gays, the controversies that arose over affirmative action and busing, the Iran Hostage Crisis and the development of OPEC
Lincoln's Gamble the tumultous six months that gave America the Emancipation Proclamation and changed the course of the Civil War by Todd Brewster( Recording )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The century by Peter Jennings( Recording )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Demobilization after World War II meant difficult changes as the U.S., geared up for war, resumed a peacetime existence. This program describes America's new status as a superpower, as the nation shouldered the responsibility for rebuilding Europe and Japan--and for containing Soviet ambitions. The challenge faced by veterans and spouses to become reacquainted after years of separation and hardship is highlighted
The century by Peter Jennings( Recording )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The psychological damage inflicted by the bombardments of World War I was called shell shock, a term that aptly described the feelings of the World War I world. This program illustrates America's reluctant emergence as a world power and analyzes the social impact of the wholesale loss of life, of husbands and fathers and of sacred ideals such as honor, patriotism and glory that sprang from "the war to end all wars."
The century by Peter Jennings( Recording )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beset by both international and domestic pressures, America during the Camelot years was swiftly approaching a political-cultural meltdown. This program documents U.S.-Soviet conflicts of interest in Cuba and Vietnam and the growing polarization at home between civil rights activists and segregationist hard-liners, which resulted in the Birmingham riots and the freedom march on Washington, D.C
The century by Peter Jennings( Recording )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
America--a nation that claimed ever-increasing wealth as its birthright--was rudely awakened by the Great Depression, which caused 25% unemployment, the closing of 9,000 banks, and the loss of $2.5 billion in deposits. This program captures a people's struggle as they faced the collapse of prosperity and diminished hopes of being able to experience the American Dream
The century by Peter Jennings( Recording )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The post-war baby boom, suburban living and Elvis Presley epitomize the contentment of the Eisenhower years. But these were also years marked by the Korean War, rabid McCarthyism, violent civil rights demonstrations, and a frightening escalation in the Cold War. This program probes the tensions between these crosscurrents in American history
The century by Peter Jennings( Recording )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Riots and protests intensified in the U.S. as the war in Vietnam dragged on, with anti-war and civil rights activists seeking violent ways to agitate for peace and equality. This program presents the unrelenting rage that divided the nation during those perilous years, as the Watts race riots, the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy, and the Kent State killings made headline news
 
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