America's Obsessives

The Compulsive Energy That Built A Nation
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"Behind every great man (or woman), there's a compulsion" --Provided by publisher.
Authors: Kendall, Joshua C., 1960-
Statement of Responsibility: Joshua Kendall
Title: America's obsessives
the compulsive energy that built a nation
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2013
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 294 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. [269]-282) and index
Contents: Prologue: The Obsessive Innovator : The Archetypal Super-Achiever
Part One. Founding Farmers and Factoid-Finders. Politics: Thomas Jefferson : Omniscient Organizer
Marketing: Henry Heinz : Naked Without His Steel Tape Measure
Part Two. Secret Sex Maniacs. Information Technology: Melvil Dewey : The Librarian Who Worshipped Perfect Tens
Sexuality: Alfred Kinsey : The Rabid Orgasm Counter
Aviation: Charles Lindbergh : At Home in Flight
Part Three. Celebrity Compulsives. Beauty: Estee Lauder : The Woman Who Couldn't Stop Touching Faces
Sports: Ted Williams : "Show Me Your Swing"
Epilogue: Future Obsessives
Summary: "Behind every great man (or woman), there's a compulsion" --Provided by publisher.
Subject Headings: Compulsive behavior Social aspects United States Case studies Motivation (Psychology) United States Case studies Inventors United States Biography Scholars United States Biography Successful people United States Biography United States Biography
Topical Term: Compulsive behavior
Motivation (Psychology)
Successful people
LCCN: 2012051196
ISBN: 1455502383
Branch Call Number: 609.2273 K
Research Call Number: JFE 13-4616
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  • lilypepper rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

I guess I thought this was going to be a critique, but it was more of a "how to succeed in business" type of thing.


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