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Bunch of amateurs : a search for the American character / Jack Hitt.

Hitt, Jack. (Author).

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780307955180 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 0307955184 (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (280 pages)
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, 2012.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
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, etc.:
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.
Source of Description 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.

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