Jim Doerter's All the Times (incorporating The East-West Chronicles)

By: Doerter, Jim

Price: $100.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good+

[four newspapers, folded in quarters, each 18-22 pages, inside printed card-stock folder; the newspapers are yellowed but still in excellent condition]. (photos, drawings, etc.) This "Newspaper History of Humankind" (described in a publisher's note as the "Experimental Edition") is a "new and different set of newspapers designed to encourage and generate enthusiasm for the subject of history." The newspapers -- four individual issues, folded into quarters and contained inside a cardstock outer sleeve -- cover world history from 3000 B.C. to the present in a unique and innovative fashion, by presenting historical events in the style of modern journalism. "Each page covers an era of world events with irreverent, contemporary headlines, photographs, skillfully composed maps, scaled drawings, and a winning informal mix of textual humor and history. For readers accustomed to an emphasis on 'Western Civilization,' the cross-cultural mix in the papers is exciting and revealing. [The author], a gifted teacher at Southern Oregon State College, presents (side by side with Classical Meditteranean, Middle Eastern, and European history) synchronous developments in Asia, Africa and the Americas going back 5000 years. [The publication] features stories and sections on religion, drama, art, literature, science and politics. Interspersed are editorials, want ads, and advice columns for the lovelorn. [The author] reserves the sports page for news of wars and battles." Very scarce, no doubt because most copies were likely used as intended -- as a teaching aid -- and were therefore disassembled, read, and subsequently discarded. (Even libraries don't seem to have taken much notice of it: OCLC records only five copies, none of which are held by major institutions.) Although the newsprint stock has browned with age, this particular copy was never opened or read.

Title: Jim Doerter's All the Times (incorporating The East-West Chronicles)

Author: Doerter, Jim

Categories: History: General,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Los Altos CA, William Kaufmann, Inc.: (c.1980, 1978)

Binding: Newspaper

Book Condition: Very Good+

Seller ID: 3396

Keywords: World History Religion War Politics Art Journalism Humor Education