By Alan Axelrod Ph.D.

ISBN-10: 1426202687

ISBN-13: 9781426202681

Who are the pivotal figures in American history—the women and men who've contributed to shaping who we're as a humans and the way we glance at ourselves as americans? during this better half to his well known 1001 occasions That Made America, Alan Axelrod indicates we will be able to solution this question in simple terms when we glance with an open brain into the entire components of our collective previous.

1001 those who Made America does simply that, highlighting the well-known 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 full of life, available bits, the publication provides a who is who of yankee politics, arts, technology, enterprise, faith, and pa tradition, in addition to concise factors of every figure's historic importance. Featured personalities diversity 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 filled with details and perception, giving readers a deeper realizing of what it skill to be an American. The attractive layout and easy-to-read structure invite looking and make this booklet an excellent gift for heritage buffs and all considerate americans.

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Buffett, Warren (1930– ) An extraordinary investor—founder of the Berkshire Hathaway investment firm—the Nebraska-based Buffett was long known as the “Oracle of Omaha” and amassed a personal fortune that made him the second wealthiest man in the world. 7 billion) to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. This, the largest single charitable gift in history, makes the Gates Foundation history’s largest charitable organization. ) Department of Political Science. He served in the OSS (Office of Strategic Services) and Department of State during World War II, then was instrumental after the war in planning the United Nations, of which he eventually served as undersecretary general.

She was named poet laureate of Illinois in 1968. Brooks, Van Wyck (1886–1963) Brooks was a prolific historian of American literature and culture, who created a sensation in 1908 with his first book, The Wine of the Puritans, which, instead of praising the Puritan forefathers, blamed them for stunting American culture. Taken together, his writings outline the history of American literature from its beginnings to his own day. Brown, Charles Brockden (1771–1810) In his short life, Philadelphia-born Brown wrote six important early American novels—including two classics of “Gothic” fiction, Wieland and Edgar Huntley—and published and edited important early periodicals.

Army and was stripped of his heavyweight title. His many supporters saw this as a bold act of civil disobedience. Allen, Ethan (1738–1789) This rambunctious Vermonter fought in the French and Indian War, then raised a local militia called the Green Mountain Boys (1770), which he led in the capture of British Fort Ticonderoga, New York (May 10, 1775) during the revolution. A subsequent attempt to take Montreal (September 1775) failed miserably. Altgeld, John Peter (1847–1902) As Democratic governor of Illinois (1893–1897), Altgeld reformed the state’s penal system and promoted strict child labor laws, but when he courageously pardoned (June 26, 1893) German-American anarchists unjustly condemned to death for involvement in Chicago’s Haymarket Riot of May 4, 1886 (in which seven Chicago policemen were killed), he destroyed his political career.

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