Norman K. Risjord is emeritus professor of history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he taught for over three decades.
Giants in their Time: Representative Americans from the Jazz Age to the Cold Warby Norman K. Risjord
Risjord (history, U. of Wisconsin-Madison) provides biographies and descriptions of the contributions of Americans from the 1920s to the end of World War II that illustrate cultural, political, military, and economic characteristics during that significant period. Chosen because they are not well known to general readers, biographies include Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Aimee Semple McPherson, Samuel Insell, Herbert Hoover, Harry Hopkins, John L. Lewis, George Marshall, Robert Oppenheimer, Mickey Mouse, women represented by Rosie the Riveter, and the Nisei Japanese during the war. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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