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America's obsessives : the compulsive energy that built a nation / Joshua Kendall.

Author/Creator:
Kendall, Joshua C., 1960-
Publication:
New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2013.
Format/Description:
Book
294 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Edition:
1st ed.
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Subjects:
United States -- Biography.
Successful people -- United States -- Biography.
Scholars -- United States -- Biography.
Inventors -- United States -- Biography.
Motivation (Psychology) -- United States -- Case studies.
Compulsive behavior -- Social aspects -- United States -- Case studies.
Summary:
"Behind every great man (or woman), there's a compulsion" --Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Prologue: The Obsessive Innovator : The Archetypal Super-Achiever
Part One. Founding Farmers and Factoid-Finders. Politics: Thomas Jefferson : Omniscient Organizer
Marketing: Henry Heinz : Naked Without His Steel Tape Measure
Part Two. Secret Sex Maniacs. Information Technology: Melvil Dewey : The Librarian Who Worshipped Perfect Tens
Sexuality: Alfred Kinsey : The Rabid Orgasm Counter
Aviation: Charles Lindbergh : At Home in Flight
Part Three. Celebrity Compulsives. Beauty: Estee Lauder : The Woman Who Couldn't Stop Touching Faces
Sports: Ted Williams : "Show Me Your Swing"
Epilogue: Future Obsessives.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [269]-282) and index.
ISBN:
9781455502387 (hbk.)
1455502383 (hbk.)
9781455502363 (ebk.)
1455502367 (ebk.)
9781611138320 (audiobook)
1611138329 (audiobook)
OCLC:
824608989