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American originals : the private worlds of some singular men and women

Author: Geoffrey C Ward
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : HarperPerennial, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st HarperPerennial edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Biography
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Geoffrey C Ward
ISBN: 0060922397 9780060922399
OCLC Number: 27473779
Description: x, 277 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Politicians --
The House at Eighth and Jackson: Abraham Lincoln --
"Simply a Man": Frederick Douglass --
A Fresh Look at the Little Flower: Fiorello La Guardia --
The Prosecutor: Thomas E. Dewey --
Dear Bess: Harry S Truman --
Entertainers --
The Boston Strong Boy: John L. Sullivan --
The St. Louis Woman of Paris: Josephine Baker --
Surviving ANything That Pays: The Barrymores --
The Man Who Recognized No Deadlines: Jack Dempsey --
Little Miss Marker, Mostly Grown Up: Shirley Temple --
The Arrogant Innocent: Paul Robeson --
"Looking for the Pretty Notes": Charlie Parker --
Bad Men and Liars --
Targets of Opportunity: American Assassians and Assassinations --
Henry the Kid, a.k.a. Billy --
Into the Darkest Continent: Henry Morton Stanley --
Scoundrel Time: Lillian Hellman --
Fear and Loathing: Roy Cohn --
The Man of Great Simplicity: Alger Hiss --
Writers and Artists --
"Writing...Is the Great Invention of the World": Abraham Lincoln --
"The Loveliest Home That Ever Was": Mark Twain --
Mom and Papa: Ernest Hemingway --
At Home with the Sage of Baltimore: H. L. Mencken --
Winsome for War: Dorothy Thompson --
The Tough Guy: Thomas Hart Benton --
The Daring Camera Girl: Margaret Bourke-White --
The Sufferer: Edward R. Murrow --
Combatants --
Standing by Each Other, Always: U. S. Grant and William Tecumseh Sherman --
The Patriot: Robert E. Lee --
Looking Back Without Anger: Edward Porter Alexander --
The (Slightly) Tarnished Angel of the Battlefield: Clara Barton --
"Glorious War!": George Armstrong Custer --
Ollie and Old Gimlet Eye: Smedley Butler --
The General and the President: FDR and George C. Marshall --
The Soldier Who Couldn't Stop: John Paul Vann --
Delanos and Roosevelts --
"A Fair, Honorable and Legitimate Trade": The Delanos in the Opium War --
"Get Action!": Theodore Roosevelt --
The Long Reign in Princess Alice: Alice Roosevelt Longworth --
"The Peace of It Is Divine": Eleanor Roosevelt --
Franklin D. Roosevelt, Bird-Watcher --
FDR's "Yankee Pyramid".
Responsibility: Geoffrey C. Ward.

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