eBook Britannica Guide to 100 Most Influential Americans, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1593398573
  • ISBN-13: 9781593398576
  • DDC: 920.073
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 320 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released July 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008
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Overview

Shining the spotlight on a hundred men and women who really made a difference to the world's most powerful nation, this book features the lives and achievements of extraordinary Americans – presidents and sports figures, film stars and physicists, generals and Internet mavericks – from the age of the Founding Fathers to the present. Telling the stories of lives of men and women over the last 300 years, the book celebrates their achievements and presents a revealing history of the United States. Selected by the editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica, the book contains surprises and insights into the personalities that created America and is bound to cause debate.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Introduction.
1: Jonathan Edwards (1703–58).
2: Benjamin Franklin (1706–90).
3: George Washington (1732–99).
4: Thomas Paine (1737–1809).
5: Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826).
6: James Madison (1751–1836).
7: John Marshall (1755–1835).
8: Alexander Hamilton (1755/57–1804).
9: Noah Webster (1758–1843).
10: Robert Fulton (1765–1815).
11: Eli Whitney (1765–1825).
12: Meriwether Lewis (1774–1809), William Clark (1770–1838), and Sacagawea (1788–1812).
13: Samuel F.B. Morse (1791–1872).
14: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–82).
15: William Lloyd Garrison (1805–79).
16: Joseph Smith (1805–44).
17: Robert E. Lee (1807–70).
18: Abraham Lincoln (1809–65).
19: Cyrus Hall Mccormick (1809–84).
20: Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811–96).
21: Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815–1902) and Susan B. Anthony (1820–1906).
22: Henry David Thoreau (1817–62).
23: Frederick Douglass (1818?–95).
24: Herman Melville (1819–91).
25: Oliver Wendell Holmes (1819–94).
26: Walt Whitman (1819–92).
27: Harriet Tubman (1820–1913).
28: Andrew Carnegie (1835–1919).
29: Mark Twain (1835–1910).
30: J.P. Morgan (1837–1913).
31: John D. Rockefeller (1839–1937).
32: Thomas Alva Edison (1847–1931).
33: Alexander Graham Bell (1847–1922).
34: Louis Sullivan (1856–1924).
35: Booker T. Washington (1856–1915).
36: Theodore Roosevelt (1858–1919).
37: John Dewey (1859–1952).
38: Jane Addams (1860–1935).
39: Henry Ford (1863–1947).
40: William Randolph Hearst (1863–1951).
41: Frank Lloyd Wright (1867–1959).
42: Wilbur (1867–1912) and Orville (1871–1948) Wright.
43: W.E.B. Du Bois (1868–1963).
44: D.W. Griffith (1875–1948).
45: Margaret Sanger (1879–1966).
46: Albert Einstein (1879–1955).
47: Samuel Goldwyn (1879–1974) and Louis B. Mayer (1885–1957).
48: George Catlett Marshall (1880–1959).
49: Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882–1945).
50: Eleanor Roosevelt (1884–1962).
51: Ezra Pound (1885–1972).
52: Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890–1969).
53: Cole Porter (1891–1964).
54: Earl Warren (1891–1974).
55: J. Edgar Hoover (1895–1972).
56: William Faulkner (1897–1962).
57: George Gershwin (1898–1937).
58: Ernest Hemingway (1899–1961).
59: Louis Armstrong (1901–71).
60: Walt Disney (1901–66).
61: Enrico Fermi (1901–54).
62: Ray Kroc (1902–84).
63: Benjamin Spock (1903–98).
64: J. Robert Oppenheimer (1904–67).
65: Dr Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel) (1904–91).
66: Rachel Carson (1907–64).
67: Lyndon B. Johnson (1908–73).
68: Joseph R. Mccarthy (1908–57).
69: Edward R. Murrow (1908–65).
70: Ronald W. Reagan (1911–2004).
71: Jackson Pollock (1912–56).
72: Richard Nixon (1913–94).
73: Rosa Parks (1913–2005).
74: Jonas Edward Salk (1914–95).
75: Orson Welles (1915–85).
76: John F. Kennedy (1917–63).
77: Leonard Bernstein (1918–90).
78: Billy Graham (B. 1918).
79: Jackie Robinson (1919–72).
80: Betty Friedan (1921–2006).
81: Johnny Carson (1925–2005).
82: Malcolm X (1925–65).
83: Walter Cronkite (B. 1926).
84: Marilyn Monroe (1926–62).
85: Cesar Chavez (1927–93).
86: Andy Warhol (1928–87).
87: James Dewey Watson (B. 1928).
88: Martin Luther King, Jr (1929–68).
89: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (1929–94).
90: Ralph Nader (B. 1934).
91: Elvis Presley (1935–77).
92: Ted Turner (B. 1938).
93: Bob Dylan (B. 1941).
94: Muhammad Ali (B. 1942).
95: Steven Spielberg (B. 1947).
96: Al Gore (B. 1948).
97: Oprah Winfrey (B. 1954).
98: Bill Gates (B. 1955).
99: Steve Jobs (B. 1955).
100: Madonna (B. 1958).
101: Michael Jordan (B. 1963).
102: Larry Page (B. 1973) and Sergey Brin (B. 1973).
Index.