Measured Century is arguably the first statistical profile of the
American nation that is a joy to read. The authors know what matters, and
how to get the reader involved. Better still, engaged! This is a
public service of the first order. And more. Most of us know a good many
things that just aren't so. Here is a wondrously noninvasive way of
getting things straight for a change."
"There is nothing
like a fact. And this volume speaks volumes about what happened to
everyday America in the twentieth century."
"A cornucopia of
data about every imaginable aspect of modern American life. Everyone
interested in the history of the United States in the twentieth century
will find it indispensible."
substantively, this is a terrific enterprise--One that will enrich our
understanding of the twentieth century in new, important ways."