Bunch of Amateurs

A Search for the American Character

Hitt, Jack

Book - 2012
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
Bunch of Amateurs
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.

Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, c2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0307393755
Branch Call Number: 609.2273 H
Characteristics: 280 p. ; 25 cm.


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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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