Bunch of amateurs : a search for the American character / Jack Hitt.
- ISBN: 9780307955180 (electronic bk.)
- ISBN: 0307955184 (electronic bk.)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (280 pages)
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, 2012.
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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.
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.
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