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America's obsessives : the compulsive energy that built a nation

Author: Joshua C Kendall
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Behind every great man (or woman), there's a compulsion" --Provided by the publisher.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Case studies
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joshua C Kendall
ISBN: 9781455502387 1455502383
OCLC Number: 824608989
Description: 294 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue: The Obsessive Innovator : The Archetypal Super-Achiever --
Part One. Founding Farmers and Factoid-Finders. Politics: Thomas Jefferson : Omniscient Organizer --
Marketing: Henry Heinz : Naked Without His Steel Tape Measure --
Part Two. Secret Sex Maniacs. Information Technology: Melvil Dewey : The Librarian Who Worshipped Perfect Tens --
Sexuality: Alfred Kinsey : The Rabid Orgasm Counter --
Aviation: Charles Lindbergh : At Home in Flight --
Part Three. Celebrity Compulsives. Beauty: Estee Lauder : The Woman Who Couldn't Stop Touching Faces --
Sports: Ted Williams : "Show Me Your Swing" --
Epilogue: Future Obsessives.
Responsibility: Joshua Kendall.

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"Behind every great man (or woman), there's a compulsion" --Provided by the publisher.

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