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Lost men of American history,

Author: Stewart H Holbrook
Publisher: New York, Macmillan Co., 1946.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Publisher description: Mr. Holbrook has dredged our past from 1620 to Pearl Harbor for important figures who have contributed to America's development, but who, because of the passage of time or the vagaries of history, are now obscure and forgotten. Although their names may be unknown, these men and women reveal the pattern of our national genius--a genius for the unconventional that no other nation can match. That  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Holbrook, Stewart Hall, 1893-1964.
Lost men of American history.
New York, Macmillan Co., 1946
(OCoLC)557900116
Online version:
Holbrook, Stewart Hall, 1893-1964.
Lost men of American history.
New York, Macmillan Co., 1946
(OCoLC)607682415
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stewart H Holbrook
OCLC Number: 420708
Notes: "First printing."
Description: xiv, 370 pages plates, portraits, facsimiles 22 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Ye very roote --
ch. 2. The great agitator --
ch. 3. The strange "battle" of Lexington --
ch. 4. Hardly a man is now alive --
ch. 5. Daniel Shays and Noah Webster --
ch. 6. With her own wings --
ch. 7. The ferments of monomania --
ch. 8. A cloud on the wind --
ch. 9 . Not battle fronts alone --
ch. 10. Bury the dead --
ch. 11. Laissez faire and Mr. Alger --
ch. 12. Discontent: mother of progress --
ch. 13. Apostles of protest --
ch. 14. War in the mauve decade --
ch. 15. Muckrakers and other critics --
ch. 16. In praise of the Harding era.
Responsibility: by Stewart H. Holbrook.

Abstract:

Publisher description: Mr. Holbrook has dredged our past from 1620 to Pearl Harbor for important figures who have contributed to America's development, but who, because of the passage of time or the vagaries of history, are now obscure and forgotten. Although their names may be unknown, these men and women reveal the pattern of our national genius--a genius for the unconventional that no other nation can match. That is why they make a truly fascinating parade in the pages of this book. Among them are Christopher Ludwick, the Philadelphia baker who persuaded Hessians to desert their British employers; David Bushnell, inventor of a primitive submarine; Jehudi Ashmun, the founder of Liberia; Samuel Colt, inventor of the Colt revolver and the early process of interchangeable parts; Frederic Tudor, the Ice King, who should by rights be declared patron saint of the drug store soda fountain; Mrs. Bloomer, who had other claims to fame besides the invention of a garment for female limbs--and a host of other interesting and forgotten people.

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