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"The First 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."
- Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-N.Y.)

"There is nothing like a fact. And this volume speaks volumes about what happened to everyday America in the twentieth century."
- Daniel J. Boorstin, Librarian of Congress Emeritus, author of The Seekers: The Story of Man's Continuing Quest to Understand His World

"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."
- David M. Kennedy, Stanford University, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Freedom from Fear: The American People in Depression and War, 1929-1945

"Conceptually and substantively, this is a terrific enterprise--One that will enrich our understanding of the twentieth century in new, important ways."
- Nancy F. Koehn, Harvard Business School, author of Brand New: How Entrepreneurs Earned Consumers' Trust from Wedgwood to Dell







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