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The Britannica Guide to 100 Influential Americans
     

The Britannica Guide to 100 Influential Americans

by Encyclopedia Britannica
 

Who are the most influential Americans in history? Do they include generals or politicians? Philosophers or filmmakers? Was George Washington more important than Benjamin Franklin? The Britannica Guide to 100 Influential Americans will be ranked and selected by experts, and is bound to gain widespread media attention.

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Who are the most influential Americans in history? Do they include generals or politicians? Philosophers or filmmakers? Was George Washington more important than Benjamin Franklin? The Britannica Guide to 100 Influential Americans will be ranked and selected by experts, and is bound to gain widespread media attention.

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This is reference leader Britannica's latest entry in its growing series of one-volume guides on diverse topics. Previous titles include The Islamic World, The 100 Most Influential Scientists, and Ideas That Made the Modern World. Like the fabric of the nation itself, the entries in this book are made up of a varied collection of determined men and women from all walks of life, many of whom came to call America home long after their births. Expected luminaries like George Washington, Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Mark Twain, and Martin Luther King Jr. are all here, as are other less expected but no less deserving figures such as Ray Kroc of McDonald's fame, Walt Disney, Dr. Seuss, James Dewey Watson, and Michael Jordan. Entries are arranged chronologically and heavily weighted toward the 20th century. In simple, accessible prose, each chronicles the figure's life and key contributions and ranges in length from a single page to several.
—Daniel Sifton

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762433681
Publisher:
Running Press Book Publishers
Publication date:
03/02/2009
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.50(h) x 1.30(d)

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