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Bunch of Amateurs

A Search for the American Character
Hitt, Jack (Book - 2012 )
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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.
Authors: Hitt, Jack
Statement of Responsibility: Jack Hitt
Title: Bunch of amateurs
a search for the American character
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, c2012
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 280 p. ; 25 cm.
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.
Subject Headings: Inventors United States American Dream National characteristics, American
Topical Term: Inventors
American Dream
National characteristics, American
LCCN: 2012534959
ISBN: 9780307393753
0307393755
Branch Call Number: 609.2273 H
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Jack Hitt recounts America's many amateur inventors and tinkerers, from Benjamin Franklin's experiments with electricity to Mark Zuckerberg's social media website and profiles the current crop of individuals who are working in their kitchens, basements, and garages.


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