This stunning and cutting-edge package provides access to the world as reflected in its most influential and respected newspaper. From wars and political assassinations to social movements and space exploration, all the news that is fit to print?or download?can be found in this extraordinary book-and-DVD set.
More than 300 of the most significant New York Times front pages have been carefully selected and beautifully reproduced in the book. Read the headlines and stories covering such world-changing events as Abraham Lincoln's assassination, Charles Lindbergh's transatlantic flight, Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor, Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, and the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Ten foldouts present twenty key front pages at their magnificent full size. News summaries throughout highlight the most significant events of each era and put the front pages into a historical context. Seventeen insightful essays by prominent Times writers comment on pivotal moments, including "The End of Slavery" by William Safire, "Women?s Suffrage" by Gail Collins, and "The Age of Television" by Frank Rich.
The 3 DVDs include each of the 54,266 front pages printed by the Times over the past 157 years. Completely searchable and user-friendly, the disks are designed to provide access to the full stories that made front-page news each day since the paper?s founding in 1851. Click on a page?the day you were born, for example?and you're instantly transported to the Times' online archive.
The New York Times: The Complete Front Pages is the ultimate gift for history buffs, news junkies, students, and anyone who strives to be well-informed.
DVD-ROMs run on a PC (Windows 2000/XP or later) or Mac (OSX I0.4.8 or later) with Adobe 8.o or later. Free download available on the DVD-ROMs.
Selected as a Best Gift Book of 2008 "[A] fascinating monster of a book?all the great events are here?"
―John Mark Eberhart
"A heavyweight knockout of a book?this amazing encyclopedia of journalism is finely enhanced by pertinent, reflective essays?an exceptional reference?extraordinary, eye-popping?"
, The Kansas City Star
"History buffs will find plenty with which to fill winter evenings in 157 years? worth of the Times?.This is your go-to source."
―O: The Oprah Magazine
"The New York Times has produced a beauty."
"This monster will satisfy the news junkie on you list in a big, big way. My pick for the best gift book of the year."
, The New Haven Register
"With the publishing of this stunning volume of the most momentous front pages of the past 150 years, accompanied by DVDs with with every single Times front page ever published, a sprawling snapshot of human civilization as Americans saw it -- is suddenly at our fingertips."
"Worth buying a coffee table for?.A mighty entry in this year?s gift book sweepstakes."
"[A] satisfyingly hefty volume?reminding you of how the experience of reading the newspaper is at once public and intimate, of the enduring, essential, all-important power of the printed word."
―The Associated Press