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Ambition, a history : from vice to virtue

Author: Casey King
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2013]
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From log house to White House, enslaved to liberator, ghetto to office of the CEO, ambition drives the American Dream. This book explores ambition's surprising transformation, tracing attitudes from  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Casey King
ISBN: 9780300182804 0300182805
OCLC Number: 785865105
Description: viii, 248 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: From Vice to Christian Sin --
Ambition as Sin in Early Modern English Culture : Perilous Acts of Self-Elevation, Subversive Acts of Self-Negation --
The Plague and Countervailing Passions --
Harnessing Ambition in the Age of Exploration --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: William Casey King.

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"Being ambitious is for better or worse a peculiarly American characteristic. This important book helps us understand where we have been and where we are going at a crucial moment for our culture and Read more...

 
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