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Title:
The complete idiot's guide to American heroes.
Author:
Stevenson, Jay.
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Publication Information:
New York : Alpha ; Hemel Hempstead : Prentice Hall, 1999.
Physical Description:
xx, 405 pages ; 24 cm
Language:
English
Added Title:
American heroes.
ISBN:
9780028633770
Format :
Book

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East Aurora Library CT220 .S78 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
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Summary

Summary

A guide to great American heroes and theor impact on culture and society.


Author Notes

Jay Stevenson, Ph.D., is a professor of literature and cultural studies. He has written a number of books, including The Complete Idiot's Guide to Philosophy and The Complete Idiot's Guide to Angels. He lives in New Jersey.
Matthew Budman is a longtime journalist and managing editor of a national business magazine in New York.


Table of Contents

Part 1 The Big Idealp. 1
1 Lives and Legendsp. 3
2 Going Nativep. 19
3 Tall Talesp. 31
4 Caped Crusadersp. 43
Part 2 Questing and Nestingp. 55
5 Brave New Worldp. 57
6 Western Starsp. 73
7 Larger-Than-Life Loversp. 85
8 American Know-Howp. 97
9 Taking Care of Businessp. 111
10 Out Therep. 123
11 Sky Highp. 137
Part 3 Fighting Spiritsp. 149
12 Home of the Bravesp. 151
13 Fearless Leadersp. 167
14 Freedom Fightersp. 185
15 Split Personalitiesp. 199
16 Wars of the Worldp. 213
17 Interests Abroad, Outrage at Homep. 227
Part 4 Rights Stuffp. 239
18 God's Giftsp. 241
19 Standing Tallp. 253
20 Wonder Womenp. 267
21 Hard Workp. 281
22 Life and Limbp. 295
Part 5 Good Shows and Good Sportsp. 307
23 Class Actsp. 309
24 Top of the Chartsp. 321
25 Giants of the Gamep. 337
26 On the Ballp. 351
27 Going It Alonep. 365
A Storied Pagesp. 383
B Honor Rollp. 385

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