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How Lincoln learned to read : twelve great Americans and the educations that made them

Author: Daniel J Wolff
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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Wolff presents an engaging, provocative history of American ideas, told through the educations (both in and out of school) of 12 great figures, from Benjamin Franklin to Elvis Presley.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel J Wolff
ISBN: 9781596912908 1596912901
OCLC Number: 232257031
Description: 345 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Prologue: The present --
Ben [Benjamin Franklin] --
Naddy [Abigail Smith] --
Andy [Andrew Jackson] --
Belle [Belle Hardenbergh] --
Abe [Abraham Lincoln] --
Thocmetony [Winnemucca: Peabody Indian School for Paiutes] --
Henry [Henry Ford] --
Willie [W. E. B. Du Bois] --
Helen [Helen Keller] --
Rachel [Rachel Carson] --
Jack [John F. Kennedy] --
Elvis [Elvis Presley] --
Epilogue: The present.
Responsibility: Daniel Wolff.

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Wolff presents an engaging, provocative history of American ideas, told through the educations (both in and out of school) of 12 great figures, from Benjamin Franklin to Elvis Presley.

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