The Gulf War, dot coms, impeachment, grunge, Y2K. this work examines the iconic personalities and moments of this important decade. With more than 600 articles about films, books, political leaders, events, fads and technology, this three volume encyclopedia serves as a valuable source of information and keen insights for today's students. Essays are one to six pages long and begin with a concise title followed by a brief description of the person, organization, work, concept, or event. Further headings attribute authorship, establish a date for the subject, and assign a location. Volume 3 contains 16 appendixes that provide additional information about selected aspects of the decade: major films, Academy Award winners, major Broadway plays and theatrical awards, most watched television shows, and Emmy Award winners; best selling U.S. books and major literary awards; Grammy Award winners and notable facts about popular musicians; winners of major sports events; major U.S. Supreme Court decisions and important legislation; a glossary of new words and slang; a detailed time line; an annotated general bibliography; and an annotated list of Web sources on 1990's subjects.
"A companion set to previous works that have covered each decade since the 1950s, this three-volume encyclopedia examines the impact of the 1990s by exploring an array of issues and figures, including entertainment, politicians, race relations, athletes, technology and fads. The alphabetically arranged entries range in length from five hundred to three thousand words, depending on the significance of the topic. Each of the six hundred and fifty articles begins with a concise title followed by a brief description of the person, organization, concept or event. The 'Impact' section of the essays discusses the subject?s broader importance. Articles are cross-referenced, providing readers with easy access to additional entries on related subjects, while the bibliographical notes that conclude each essay promote further research. The set?s design affords either a broad or narrow view of the topics. Conversely, the history class learning about conservatism during the decade might investigate entries on the Republican Revolution and Newt Gingrich. Each volume opens with a complete list of all essays and Volume Three offers a list of entries sorted by category, a comprehensive subject index and sixteen additional appendixes that focus on selected aspects of the nineties; categories include entertainment, literature, music, sports and legislative decisions, as well as a glossary of new words and slang from the decade, a timeline, an annotated list of Web sources and an annotated general bibliography. Numerous photographs and sidebars highlighting trends from the decade add interest. Recommended for high school and public libraries."
--Doug's Student Reference Room, June 2009
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