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Imagine: The Spirit of Twentieth-Century American Heroes
Imagine: The Spirit of Twentieth-Century American Heroes
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During the twentieth century, Americans have gone to war, abolished child labor, given women the right to vote, and created civil rights legislation. They have wept from the sermons of Martin Luther King Jr., cheered the home runs of Jackie Robinson, and stood amazed as women like Betty Ford and Gloria Steinem gained milestones for women's rights. The human spirit soared as men walked on the moon, created new technology, and formulated peace treaties. These events-and the leaders that shaped them-have molded who we are as a nation and challenged how we, as Americans, think. This rich collection of photographs and essays celebrates the voices of the American character and the words and philosophies of more than fifty of the nation's greatest heroes. From Amelia Earhart and John F. Kennedy to Hillary Clinton and Albert Einstein, famous and not-so-famous leaders,...
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During the twentieth century, Americans have gone to war, abolished child labor, given women the right to vote, and created civil rights legislation. They have wept from the sermons of Martin Luther King Jr., cheered the home runs of Jackie Robinson, and stood amazed as women like Betty Ford and Gloria Steinem gained milestones for women's rights. The human spirit soared as men walked on the moon, created new technology, and formulated peace treaties. These events-and the leaders that shaped them-have molded who we are as a nation and challenged how we, as Americans, think.

This rich collection of photographs and essays celebrates the voices of the American character and the words and philosophies of more than fifty of the nation's greatest heroes. From Amelia Earhart and John F. Kennedy to Hillary Clinton and Albert Einstein, famous and not-so-famous leaders, artists, entertainers, titans, scientists, thinkers, and mavericks, speak their minds as the voices of a century. Portraits from renowned photographers Carl Van Vechten, Michael Callopy, Yousuf Karsh, and others illuminate their subjects and capture the rich texture of their extraordinary lives.

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This rich collection of photographs and essays celebrates the voices of more than fifty of America's greatest heroes. Be reminded of the resiliency of the human soul as you revisit the speeches, writings, and poetry of your favorite visionaries.

About Gina

Gina Misiroglu is a best-selling author and book editor, specializing in the wordsmithing of popular culture, biography, American history, and women’s studies titles. She is the editor of the three-volume reference work American Countercultures: An Encyclopedia of...

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Published Reviews

May.08.2008

I am not worried about torpedoing my older son's IQ because I've given him my old comic books. As Gina Misiroglu's "The Superhero Book" and Mike Conroy's "500 Comic Book Villains" will reassure any parent...