American Iconoclast: The Life and Times of Eric Hoffer

American Iconoclast: The Life and Times of Eric Hoffer

by Tom Shachtman
     
 
In this biography, historian and social analyst Tom Shachtman offers the clearest and most detailed examination to date of one of America's most influential thinkers. Known as the "longshoreman philosopher," Eric Hoffer was a beloved and controversial figure with veiled origins. Using Hoffer's never-before-seen archives, Shachtman uncovers the steps by which this

Overview

In this biography, historian and social analyst Tom Shachtman offers the clearest and most detailed examination to date of one of America's most influential thinkers. Known as the "longshoreman philosopher," Eric Hoffer was a beloved and controversial figure with veiled origins. Using Hoffer's never-before-seen archives, Shachtman uncovers the steps by which this unschooled migrant field hand and dockworker created himself as an artist and thinker, and how his background and occupations were reflected in his published books.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013847835
Publisher:
Hopewell Publications, LLC
Publication date:
11/01/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
244
Sales rank:
733,767
File size:
220 KB

Meet the Author

Tom Shachtman is the author of two dozen books, the co-author of an additional ten, and the writer of documentaries broadcast on ABC, CBS, NBC, and PBS. His books about world history include The Day America Crashed, The Phony War 1939-1940, and Decade of Shocks 1963-1974. His books about American society include Rumspringa, The Inarticulate Society, Skyscraper Dreams, and Around the Block. Among other awards, he won the 2010 American Institute of Physics science writing prize for his script of the two-hour NOVA documentary based on his book, Absolute Zero and the Conquest of Cold.

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