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Because history is as fallible as the people who record it, many of the figures who have shaped our country have receded from public memory. In order to celebrate and call attention to these lives, Oxford University Press asked fifty accomplished per … weiterlesen
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Titel: Invisible Giants: Fifty Americans Who Shaped the Nation But Missed the History Books

ISBN: 0195168836
EAN: 9780195168839
Empfohlen von 14 bis 18 Jahren.
Sprache: Englisch.
Herausgegeben von Mark C. Carnes
OXFORD UNIV PR

September 2003 - kartoniert - 316 Seiten

Beschreibung

Because history is as fallible as the people who record it, many of the figures who have shaped our country have receded from public memory. In order to celebrate and call attention to these lives, Oxford University Press asked fifty accomplished personalities from a diverse range of interests
to each select a person from the 24-volume American National Biography that they felt deserved more attention.
In Invisible Giants, the biographies of these forgotten figures appear alongside the often-personal comments of their selectors. We discover the man who inspired Sherwin Nuland to become a doctor, the writer Jacques Barzun considers America's first cultural critic, and the woman who taught Tina
Brown to bare her teeth. We learn of the poetry recited to Henry Louis Gates, Jr., as a boy, the magazine Helen Gurley Brown required every one of her editors to subscribe to, and the book Andy Rooney deems "better than the Bible and easier to understand."
Edited by Mark C. Carnes and published with the American Council of Learned Societies, Invisible Giants presents the architects of our country's past through the eyes of the architects of its future.

Portrait

Mark C. Carnes is Ann Whitney Olin Professor of History at Barnard College. In addition to his scholarly works and serving as General Editor of the American National Biography, he is the editor of numerous innovative books bringing together diverse groups of people to discuss history, including Past Imperfect: History According to the Movies and Novel History: Historians and Novelists Confront America's Past. He lives in the Hudson Valley, New York.

Pressestimmen

"An amazingly diverse gallery of important yet underappreciated Americans."--National Review
"Even history buffs will find a few surprises in this collection of essays about influential figures who haven't snagged many headlines."--Chicago Tribune
"A fascinating volume whose principal virtue is respect for significant lives that have been lost and now found."--USA Today
"Fascinating reading."--The Dallas Morning News
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