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100 people who changed 20th-century America

Author: Mary Cross
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English
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Provides thought-provoking examples of how American culture was shaped within a crucial time period by individuals whose lives and ideas were major agents of change.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2012014517
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Cross
ISBN: 9781610690867 1610690869 1299138020 9781299138025 1610690850 9781610690850
OCLC Number: 827334836
Description: 1 online resource (2 volumes (xxx, 624 pages)) : illustrations
Contents: V. 1, J.P. Morgan (1837-1913) ; Thomas Edison (1847-1931) ; Louis H. Sullivan (1856-1924) ; Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) ; John Dewey (1859-1952) ; Juliette Gordon Low (1860-1927) ; Henry Ford (1863-1947) ; William Randolph Hearst (1863-1951) ; Wilbur (1867-1912) and Orville (1871-1948) Wright ; William Edward Burghardt Du Bois (1868-1963) ; L.L. Bean (1872-1967) ; D.W. Griffith (1875-1948) ; Margaret Sanger (1879-1966) ; Frances Perkins (1880-1965) ; Cecil B. DeMille (1881-1959) ; Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882-1945) ; Eugene O'Neill (1888-1953) ; T.S. Eliot (1888-1965) ; Edwin Powell Hubble (1889-1963) ; Edwin Howard Armstrong (1890-1954) ; David Sarnoff (1891-1971) ; Leo Burnett (1891-1971) ; Reinhold Niebuhr (1892-1971) ; Alfred C. Kinsey (1894-1956) ; John Ford (1894-1973) ; Martha Graham (1894-1991) ; Babe Ruth (1895-1948) ; Bill Wilson (1895-1971) ; Walter Winchell (1897-1972) ; George Gershwin (1898-1937) ; Henry R. Luce (1898-1967) ; Al Capone (1899-1947) ; Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) ; Linus Pauling (1901-1994) ; Walt Disney (1901-1966) ; Louis Armstrong (1901-1971) ; Ansel Adams (1902-1984) ; Ray Kroc (1902-1984) ; Benjamin McLane Spock (1903-1998) ; Robert Oppenheimer (1904-1967) ; Estee Lauder (1906-2004). Philo T. Farnsworth (1906-1971) ; Rachel Carson (1907-1964) ; William J. Levitt (1907-1994) ; Edward R. Murrow (1908-1965) ; Thurgood Marshall (1908-1993) ; Milton Berle (1908-2002) ; Abraham Maslow (1908-1970) ; William Shockley (1910-1989) ; Ronald Reagan (1911-2004) --
v. 2, Jackson Pollock (1912-1956) ; Milton Friedman (1912-2006) ; Vince Lombardi (1913-1970) ; Jonas Salk (1914-1995) ; Jack LaLanne (1914-2011) ; Paul Samuleson (1915-2009) ; Ruth Handler (1916-2002) and the Barbie Doll (1959- ) ; Robert Lowell (1917-1977) ; Sam Walton (1918-1962) ; Billy Graham (1918- ) ; Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990) ; Jackie Robinson (1919-1972) ; Denton Cooley (1920- ) ; Isaac Asimov (1920-1992) ; Richard Avedon (1923-2004) ; Marlon Brando (1924-2004) ; Johnny Carson (1925-2005) ; Allen Ginsbert (1926-1997) ; Hugh Hefner (1926- ) ; James Dewey Watson (1928- ) ; Noam Chomsky (1928- ) ; Andy Warhol (1928-1987) ; Joan Ganz Cooney (1929- ) ; Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968) ; Berry Gordy Jr. (1929- ) ; Warren E. Buffett (1930- ) ; Sandra Day O'Connor (1930- ) ; Roone Arledge (1931-2002) ; Superman ; Gloria Steinem (1934- ) ; Larry Kramer (1935- ) ; Elvis Presley (1935-1977). Jim Brown (1936- ) ; Jack Nicklaus (1940- ) ; Bob Dylan (1941- ) ; Martha Stewart (1941- ) ; Muhammad Ali (1942- ) ; R. Crumb (1943- ) ; Billie Jean King (1943- ) ; Robert Pittman (1953- ) ; Oprah Winfrey (1954- ) ; Bill Gates (1955- ) ; Steve Jobs (1955-2011) ; Grandmaster Flash (1958- ) ; Michael Jackson (1958-2009) ; Michael Jordon (1963- ) ; Jimmy Wales (1966- ) ; Larry Page (1973- ) and Sergey Brin (1973- ) ; Mark Zuckerberg (1984- ) ; Bart Simpson (1987- ).
Other Titles: One hundred people who changed 20th-century America
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