The last leaf : voices of history's last-known survivors / Stuart Lutz.

Author
Lutz, Stuart [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2010.
Description
370 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

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Subject(s)
Library of Congress genre(s)
Biographies [Browse]
Summary note
When we read about famous historical events, we may wonder about the firsthand experiences of the people directly involved. What insights could be gained if we could talk to someone who remembered the Civil War, or the battle to win the vote for women, or Thomas Edison's struggles to create the first electric light bulb? Amazingly, many of these experiences are still preserved in living memory by the final survivors of important, world-changing events. Historic document specialist Stuart Lutz records the stories told to him personally by people who witnessed many of history's most famous events.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents
Witnesses to great history -- Survivors -- Witnesses to technological innovation -- Athletes and entertainers.
ISBN
  • 9781616141622 (cloth : alk. paper)
  • 161614162X (cloth : alk. paper)
LCCN
^^2009047150
OCLC
465681260
RCP
H - S
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