Explores the lives of movers and shakers over the last one hundred years.
Who are the people who have shaped and changed the world we live in now? Marie Curie, Henry Ford, Elvis Presley? The People Who Have Changed the Modern World: From Einstein to Eminem explores the lives of movers and shakers over the last one hundred years. Who are the people behind this time of Immense change? What put them in the right place at the right time? The book takes the early 1900's as its beginning, when Einstein formulated his theory of relativity, and sets out the history of influential people throughout the twentieth century and into the new millennium. From the Wright brothers' first flight to the robotic exploration of the surface of Mars. From cubism and abstract expressionism through to sharks set into formaldehyde. From President Roosevelt to George W. Bush