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America reborn : a twentieth-century narrative in twenty-six lives

Author: Martin Walker
Publisher: New York : Knopf, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Here is the story of America in the twentieth century as told through the lives of twenty-six of its most remarkable and historically crucial men and women." "The people Martin Walker has chosen to portray are presidents, industrialists, artists, thinkers, entertainers, soldiers, spies, criminals, and evangelists, among others, and he makes the life of each individual serve as a framework for a discussion of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Walker, Martin, 1947-
America reborn.
New York: Knopf, 2000
(OCoLC)606298835
Online version:
Walker, Martin, 1947-
America reborn.
New York: Knopf, 2000
(OCoLC)608097943
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Walker
ISBN: 0375403167 9780375403163
OCLC Number: 42641752
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xv, 393 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Teddy Roosevelt and the American ambition --
Emma Goldman and the American dissident --
"Black Jack" Pershing and the American army --
Henry Ford and the American system --
Woodrow Wilson and the American idealism --
Babe Ruth and American sports --
William Boeing and the American airplane --
Duke Ellington and the American sound --
Winston Churchill and the American diaspora --
Frank Lloyd Wright and the American space --
Lucky Luciano and the American criminal --
Franklin D. Roosevelt and the American solution --
Katharine Hepburn and the American star --
Walter Reuther and the American worker --
John Steinbeck and the American voice --Albert Einstein and the American refuge --
George Marshall and American power --
William F. Buckley, Jr. and American conservatism --
Richard Bissell and the American spy --
Billy Graham and American religion --
Walt Disney and American entertainment --
Richard Nixon and the American retreat --
Martin Luther King, Jr., and American sainthood --
Betty Friedan and the American woman --
Alan Greenspan and the American banker --
Bill Clinton and the new America.
Responsibility: Martin Walker.
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"Here is the story of America in the twentieth century as told through the lives of twenty-six of its most remarkable and historically crucial men and women." "The people Martin Walker has chosen to portray are presidents, industrialists, artists, thinkers, entertainers, soldiers, spies, criminals, and evangelists, among others, and he makes the life of each individual serve as a framework for a discussion of the nation as a whole in a century when it was reinventing itself."--Jacket.

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