By Alan Axelrod Ph.D.
Who're the pivotal figures in American heritage, the boys and girls who've assisted in shaping us as a humans and feature encouraged how we understand ourselves as americans? during this spouse to his well known 1001 occasions That Made America, Alan Axelrod seems to be into all parts of our collective previous and highlights the well-known in addition to the notorious, the virtuous in addition to the infamous, from the nation’s earliest days to the current.
Serving up heritage in energetic, available bites, the booklet provides a Who’s Who in American politics, arts, technological know-how, enterprise, faith, and dad tradition, in addition to concise motives of every figure’s old value. Featured personalities variety from Jesse James to Al Capone, Harriet Beecher Stowe to Betty Friedan, George Washington to George W. Bush, Harriet Tubman to Martin Luther King, Jr., Stephen Foster to Elvis, John L. Sullivan to Muhammad Ali, Edwin sales space to Marlon Brando, Washington Irving to Thomas Pynchon, and John Jacob Astor to invoice Gates.
Packed with info and perception, 1001 those that Made America offers readers a deeper figuring out of what it potential to be an American. The beautiful layout and easy-to-read layout invite searching and sharing.
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Nixon in 1974. With Woodward, he also coauthored a book on Watergate, All the President’s Men (1974), and an inside account of the collapse of the Nixon presidency, The Final Days (1976). Bernstein, Leonard (1918–1990) Handsome and charismatic, Bernstein earned international fame as a conductor (especially of the New York Philharmonic from 1958 to 1969) and a composer, who achieved great success in musical theater (On the Town, Wonderful Town, West Side Story, and others) and in classical composition.
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