Connecticut Vanguards: Historic Trailblazers and Their Legacies

Connecticut Vanguards: Historic Trailblazers and Their Legacies

by Eric D. Lehman

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781625859815
Publisher: History Press, The
Publication date: 03/26/2018
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 1,262,978
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Eric D. Lehman is the author of twelve books of history, travel, and fiction, including The History of Connecticut Food, Literary Connecticut, Homegrown Terror: Benedict Arnold and the Burning of New London, and Becoming Tom Thumb: Charles Stratton, P.T. Barnum, and the Dawn of American Celebrity, which won the Henry Russell Hitchcock Award from the Victorian Society of America and was chosen as one of the American Library Association's outstanding university press books of the year. His 2016 book Shadows of Paris was chosen as novella of the year from the Next Generation Indie Book Awards, earned a silver medal in Romance from the Foreword Review Indie Book Awards, and was a finalist for the Connecticut Book Award. He teaches creative writing and literature at the University of Bridgeport and lives in Hamden with his wife, poet Amy Nawrocki, and their two cats.

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

1 Vanguard Evangelist Jonathan Edwards 9

2 Revolutionary Leader Jonathan Trumbull 15

3 Trailblazing Lawyer Oliver Ellsworth 21

4 Intrepid Industrialist Eli Whitney 27

5 Relentless Lexicographer Noah Webster 33

6 Heroic Educator Prudence Crandall 39

7 Ingenious Inventor Charles Goodyear 44

8 Visionary Showman P.T. Barnum 51

9 Audacious Author Harriet Beecher Stowe 58

10 Original Landscape Architect Frederick Law Olmsted 64

11 Dauntless Diplomat Ebenezer Bassett 69

12 Master Financier John Pierpont Morgan 75

13 Farsighted Scientist Alice Hamilton 79

14 Uncommon Composer Charles Ives 86

15 Extraordinary Advocate Helen Keller 92

16 Passionate Playwright Eugene O'Neill 99

17 Transcendent Singer Marian Anderson 106

18 Singular Sculptor Alexander Calder 113

19 One-of-a-Kind Actor Katharine Hepburn 119

20 Pioneering Pediatrician Benjamin Spock 125

21 Groundbreaking Governor Ella T. Grasso 130

22 Iconoclastic Artist Sol LeWitt 135

23 Creative Criminologist Henry C. Lee 141

24 Game-Changing Chef Bun Lai 146

Selected Bibliography 153

About the Author 157

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