By Alan Axelrod Ph.D.
Who are the pivotal figures in American historythe women and men who've contributed to shaping who we're as a humans and the way we glance at ourselves as american citizens? during this spouse to his renowned 1001 occasions That Made America, Alan Axelrod indicates we will be able to solution this question in basic terms once we glance with an open brain into the entire components of our collective earlier.
1001 those that Made America does simply that, highlighting the recognized in addition to the notorious, the virtuous in addition to the infamous, from the nation's earliest days to the current. Serving up background in energetic, available bits, the booklet offers a who is who of yankee politics, arts, technological know-how, enterprise, faith, and pa tradition, in addition to concise causes of every figure's historic value. Featured personalities variety from Jesse James to Al Capone, Harriet Beecher Stowe to Betty Friedan, George Washington to George W. Bush, Harriet Tubman to Martin Luther King, Jr., Stephen Foster to Elvis, John L. Sullivan to Muhammad Ali, Edwin sales space to Marlon Brando, Washington Irving to Thomas Pynchon, Jacob Aster to invoice Gates.
Axelrod's writing is full of info and perception, giving readers a deeper knowing of what it ability to be an American. The beautiful layout and easy-to-read layout invite shopping and make this booklet a superb present for historical past buffs and all considerate americans.
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1001 People Who Made America by Alan Axelrod Ph.D.