B153 – Centenarians: The Story of the 2nd Century by the Americans Who Lived It / By Bernard Edelman

From the dust jacket:  “In 1998, over 63,000 Americans had reached the age of 100.  They were witness to the dawn of the century when most Americans still lived on farms, and horses were the main mode of transportation.  Their lives spanned two world wars, the experiment with Prohibition, the Depression, the rise and demise of Communism, and the emergence of the United States as a world power.”  Large format  hardcover, pp 414