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Postcards of Political Icons: Leaders of the Twentieth Century  

Postcards of Political Icons: Leaders of the Twentieth Century

Postcards From
130x175 112 страниц. 2009 год.
Bodleian Library
More than any preceding era, the twentieth century was defined by images. The widespread adoption of photography, the advent of film, and the increasing speed and ease of communications enabled people worldwide for the first time to know the faces of world leaders as intimately as those of their friends and family. The jutting jaw and jaunty cigarette holder of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Fidel Castro's raised fist and bearded countenance, Tony Blair's toothy smile, and Stalin's bristly frown-these and other iconographic images immediately conjure up unforgettable, dramatic moments in history. Opening with the end of Queen Victoria's reign and continuing through the end of the cold war, Postcards of Political Icons tells the story of the twentieth century through images of its most recognizable leaders. The politicians who presided over the demise of colonialism, led the communist revolution, and fought two world wars are presented on these postcards in unusual-and often...
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