A Time of Paradox: America Since 1890, Volumes 1-2 by Glen Jeansonne

By Glen Jeansonne

Author note: David Luhrssen (Contributor)

Editions/Content note
The A Time of Paradox: the US seeing that 1890 is intentionally extra own, speculative, and provocative than so much textbooks, but it comprises the basic proof and is prepared in order that it may be used, both as a twentieth-century textbook, or in a survey path.

Title is equipped in 4 parts:
Prelude -The Nineties: Bridge to the 20th Century
Part I - An period of A wakening, 1900-1919
Part II - An period of Trial and Triumph, 1920-1945
Part III - An period of Uncertainty, 1945-1968
Part IV - An period of range, considering the fact that 1969

Title was once additionally released as volumes:
• A Time of Paradox: the United States from Awakening to Hiroshima, 1890-1945 (2007)
• A Time of Paradox: the USA from the chilly warfare to the 3rd Millennium, 1945-Present (2006)

Title Description
In this vigorous and provocative synthesis, exclusive historian Glen Jeansonne explores the folk and occasions that formed the US within the 20th century. entire in scope, A Time of Paradox bargains a balanced examine the political, diplomatic, social and cultural advancements of the final century whereas targeting the various and infrequently contradictory human studies that characterised this dynamic period.

Designed with the coed in brain, this cogent textual content offers the freshest research on hand, supplying perception into the divisive election of 2004, the struggle on Terror and the Gulf Coast hurricanes. substantial biographies on figures starting from Samuel Insull to Madonna supply scholars a extra custom-made view of the boys and ladies who encouraged American society during the last hundred years.

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In the above photograph, studio heads Adolph Zukor (left) and Jesse L. Lasky overlook construction at the new lot while holding blueprints. To the right, popular Famous Players–Lasky actor Thomas Meighan points toward one of the stages being dismantled on the old lot. Meighan once commanded a $10,000 weekly salary during the silent era but retired from the screen with the arrival of talkies. ” 57 Selma Avenue and Vine Street Lot, 1926. In its early days, Hollywood functioned as something of a film boomtown, with overnight transformations of citrus groves into stages, backlots, administration buildings, and dressing rooms.

Above, Swanson is seen in the studio’s legal office with an unknown studio representative. The photograph to the right is from 1922’s Beyond the Rocks, which costarred Swanson and Rudolph Valentino. For this scene, the Swiss Alps were recreated on the Lasky Ranch near Burbank, a few minutes north of Hollywood. Near the end of her life, Swanson expressed a desire to see Beyond the Rocks one last time, but no known copies then existed. A print was later discovered in the Netherlands, and today, this formerly lost film is available on DVD.

He later moved over to Famous Players–Lasky, where he made The Sheik (1921). After 1922’s The Young Rajah, Valentino went on strike for more money. He eventually returned to Famous Players–Lasky, working through Ritz-Carlton Productions for $7,500 a week with the promise of creative control of his films and the chance to shoot in New York. His first film under the new deal was Monsieur Beaucaire, which was shot in 1924 at Paramount’s Astoria Studios. 53 United Studios and Valentino, 1925. When Robert Brunton created his studios, he designed the streets and bungalow offices to double as exteriors.

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