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The 1970s: A Brief History (Enhanced Version) [Kindle Edition with Audio/Video]

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Book Description

"The 1970s: A Brief History" presents a comprehensive look at a decade of social awareness, computers, and disco. This compact digital compendium helps you track the diverse forces that shaped the decade. You’ll explore the exciting history behind the decade’s biggest cultural, political, and technological standouts.

You’ll also gain valuable insight into groundbreaking events and major figures from the 1970s, including:

  • The Vietnam War
  • Watergate
  • Great Actors and Musicians of the ‘70s
  • Atari, Pong and Other Tech Advances
  • Construction of the Great Skyscrapers
  • Shifts in The Middle East & Energy

...and more. Stunning photos coupled with rarely-seen historical video footage provide added dimension throughout this Brief History.



Product Details

  • File Size: 45980 KB
  • Print Length: 36 pages
  • Publisher: Vook (August 10, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005FT4L06
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #482,572 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1.0 out of 5 stars Brief, inaccurate and unimpressive. October 16, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Just like the other "Vooks" I have read in this series, this one was equally disappointing. The video is not supported on Kindle (or on computers for that matter) and, like its brethren, contains no information that the average middle schooler doesn't know. I appreciate that I got it free but they should have paid me for the time I wasted on it.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Brief is the key word here. September 22, 2011
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I was able to download all the "Brief Histories" from the 50's through the 00's for Free, so no complaints from me. 4.99 is a steep price to pay for any of these books which none have more than 400 units page #s? on my Kindle. I give it 3 stars because I got them at no cost but I would have felt ripped off paying even .99 for the content here. It's not worth the price Vook asks. There are too many books already available for Kindle for Free or .99. Check out Michael Gallagher's Blog, updated daily, Free Kindle books and tips...pay .99 per month for real deals!
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1.0 out of 5 stars like BASIC or C++ October 17, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition with Audio/Video|Verified Purchase
If you got this book for free you paid too much. The book would have been greatly improved if some sentient person had proof-read and fact-checked it. The Watergate burglary was directed by G. Gordon Liddy, not Libby. Daniel Ellsberg was a military analyst, not a psychiatrist. It was his psychiatrist's office that was broken into.

And how did this paragraph slip through?

"The first personal computers, relying on these microprocessors, debuted in the '70s as well. Although their processing speed was slow by modern standards, the first computers came with keyboards and floppy disk drives. Long before the days of operating systems, the computers used simple programming codes, like BASIC or C++, to perform functions."

Do they not know that floppy drives were preceded by tape drives? Have they never heard of CPM, PC-DOS or MS-DOS? Do they not know that programming languages like BASIC and C++ run on top of the operating system? And, by the way, C dates to the '70s, but C++ to the '80s.
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2.0 out of 5 stars A quick read, but worth the time? September 22, 2011
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If you lived through the 70s, you will remember most of this and will not learn much, if anything, that you did not know. If you did not live through the 70s (or were under the influence of mind altering drugs then), you could learn about the 70s from better sources. I have read all of these brief histories from the 40s through the 2000s and have noted errors in most of them. Remember G. Gordon Liddy, chief operative of the White House Plumbers, of Watergate fame? Well, this book calls him G. Gordon Libby and repeatedly refers to him as Libby -- which at least provides some comic relief. If it is accuracy and detail that you are looking for, this book is worth exactly what it costs in the Kindle version. At least it is free and a quick read.
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Now we're using our technology & data to empower individual authors to publish faster, market smarter, and keep control of their work. In essence, we're the type of publisher an author would create.

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