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Susan Ware (ed)

Forgotten Heroes: Inspiring American Portraits From Our Leading Historians

€12,50
Historians and biographers regularly come across stories of little-known or forgotten heroes, and this book provides a chance to rescue some of the best of them. In Forgotten Heroes, thirty-five of the country's leading historians recount their favorite stories of underappreciated Americans. From Stephen Jay Gould on deaf baseball player Dummy Hoy; to William Leuchtenburg on the truth behind the legendary Johnny Appleseed; to Christine Stansell on Margaret Anderson, who published James Joyce's Ulysses; these portraits can be read equally for delight, instruction, and inspiration. Forgotten Heroes includes nearly as many women as men, and nearly as many people from before 1900 as after. It expands the traditional definition of hero to encompass not only military figures and politicians who took risks for great causes, but also educators, religious leaders, reformers, labor leaders, publishers, athletes, and even a man who started a record company.

Secondhand book, as new
Format: Hardcover
Published: USA, 1998
Publisher: The Free Press
Pages: 363
Language: English
ISBN 13: 9780684843759
ISBN 10: 0684843757


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Forgotten Heroes: Inspiring American Portraits From Our Leading Historians

€12,50