By Alan Axelrod Ph.D.
Who're the pivotal figures in American heritage, the boys and girls who've contributed to shaping us as a humans and feature motivated how we understand ourselves as americans? during this better half to his renowned 1001 occasions That Made America, Alan Axelrod appears into all parts of our collective previous and highlights the well-known in addition to the notorious, the virtuous in addition to the infamous, from the nation’s earliest days to the current.
Serving up historical past in energetic, obtainable bites, the ebook offers a Who’s Who in American politics, arts, technological know-how, company, faith, and pa tradition, in addition to concise factors of every figure’s ancient importance. Featured personalities variety from Jesse James to Al Capone, Harriet Beecher Stowe to Betty Friedan, George Washington to George W. Bush, Harriet Tubman to Martin Luther King, Jr., Stephen Foster to Elvis, John L. Sullivan to Muhammad Ali, Edwin sales space to Marlon Brando, Washington Irving to Thomas Pynchon, and John Jacob Astor to invoice Gates.
Packed with info and perception, 1001 those who Made America supplies readers a deeper knowing of what it skill to be an American. The attractive layout and easy-to-read structure invite searching and sharing.
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He then moved to Chicago, worked as a draftsman, and, in 1881, partnered with Louis Sullivan to create Adler & Sullivan, the most famous and influential firm in American architecture, which, among other things, brought the skyscraper to prominence as the great characteristic American building style. Adonis, Joe (1902–1972) Born Giuseppe Antonio Doto in Naples, this supremely vain Mafioso took the name Joe Adonis when he rose to power in the New York gangs. Finally brought before the Senate’s Kefauver crime committee, he became the poster boy of American organized crime and was deported to Italy on January 3, 1956, where he settled into a lavish Neapolitan villa—until Italian police picked him up for questioning in 1972.
An underworld murder-for-hire enterprise. By the late 1940s he was boss of one of New York’s infamous Five Families of organized crime—until he himself was gunned down in a barber’s chair at the city’s Park Sheraton Hotel. Anderson, “Bloody Bill” (1840–1864) After one of his sisters was killed and another crippled in the collapse of the Kansas City jail in which Union forces held them, Anderson (and 100 men under his command) joined William C. Quantrill’s Confederate raiders in rampaging through Kansas.
D). President Bill Clinton appointed her ambassador to the United Nations in 1993, then secretary of state in 1997. Alcott, Amos Bronson (1799–1888) Innovative educator, vegetarian, abolitionist, and advocate of women’s rights, Alcott developed with Ralph Waldo Emerson the Transcendentalist school of philosophy, which sought to penetrate to higher spiritual truths by the close study of the natural world. This philosophy profoundly influenced American literature and art throughout most of the 19th century.
1001 People Who Made America by Alan Axelrod Ph.D.