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Author Hitt, Jack
Title Bunch of amateurs [ebook] : a search for the American character / Jack Hitt
Publisher New York : Crown Publishers, 2012
Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (280 p.)
Note Includes index
Contents Gungywamping -- Once more, to the gates -- The truth about birds -- A confederacy of dabblers -- Mighty white of you: a comedy of amateurs -- Eyeing heaven -- The pursuit of happiness
Summary Beginning with Ben Franklin's kite and leading all the way to the current TV hit "American Idol," Hitt argues that the nation's love of self-invented obsessives has always driven the country to rediscover the true heart of the American dream
Note Description based on print version record
Subject Research -- United States -- History
Scientists -- United States -- History
Inventors -- United States -- History
Technological innovations -- History
Amateurism -- History
National characteristics, American
American Dream
Genre Electronic books
Subject Downloadable file
Alt Author OverDrive, Inc
ISBN 9780307955180 (electronic bk.)
0307955184 (electronic bk.)

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