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Giants in their Time : Representative Americans from the Jazz Age to the Cold War - Norman K. Risjord

Giants in their Time

Representative Americans from the Jazz Age to the Cold War

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In Giants in their Time, the latest volume in the Representative Americans Series, noted historian Norman K. Risjord uses biographical sketches to create a composite portrait of the United States during this dynamic and trying period. From sketches of Aimee Semple McPherson to Duke Ellington, Robert Oppenheimer to the Nisei Japanese, Risjord makes the past more vivid and concrete, revealing a heritage that present-day readers can feel and experience.

Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington : the Jazz Age -- Aime Semple McPherson : Jazz Age religion -- Samuel Insull and the great crash -- Herbert Hoover and the crisis of American individualism -- Harry Hopkins : quintessential New Dealer -- John L. Lewis : labor hero and public villain -- Mickey Mouse : laughter in hard times -- Monica Sone, Richard Nishimoto, and Daniel K. Inoye : the Nisei Japanese experience -- General George C. Marshall : duty bound -- Rosie the riveter : four lives -- J. Robert Oppenheimer : father of the atomic bomb.

ISBN: 9780742581647
ISBN-10: 0742581640
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 1st April 2013