eBook 100 People Who Changed 20th-Century America, 1st Edition

  • Mary Cross
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  • ISBN-10: 1610690869
  • ISBN-13: 9781610690867
  • DDC: 920.073
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 636 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released March 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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To what extent does a person's own success result in social transformation? This book offers 100 answers, providing thought-provoking examples of how American culture was shaped within a crucial time period by individuals whose lives and ideas were major agents of change.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Introduction.
Timeline of the American Century.
1: J. P. Morgan (1837–1913).
2: Thomas Edison (1847–1931).
3: Louis H. Sullivan (1856–1924).
4: Theodore Roosevelt (1858–1919).
5: John Dewey (1859–1952).
6: Juliette Gordon Low (1860–1927).
7: Henry Ford (1863–1947).
8: William Randolph Hearst (1863–1951).
9: Wilbur (1867–1912) and Orville (1871–1948) Wright.
10: William Edward Burghardt Du Bois (1868–1963).
11: L. L. Bean (1872–1967).
12: D. W. Griffith (1875–1948).
13: Margaret Sanger (1879–1966).
14: Frances Perkins (1880–1965).
15: Cecil B. DeMille (1881–1959).
16: Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882–1945).
17: Eugene O’Neill (1888–1953).
18: T. S. Eliot (1888–1965).
19: Edwin Powell Hubble (1889–1953).
20: Edwin Howard Armstrong (1890–1954).
21: David Sarnoff (1891–1971).
22: Leo Burnett (1891–1971).
23: Reinhold Niebuhr (1892–1971).
24: Alfred C. Kinsey (1894–1956).
25: John Ford (1894–1973).
26: Martha Graham (1894–1991).
27: Babe Ruth (1895–1948).
28: Bill Wilson (1895–1971).
29: Walter Winchell (1897–1972).
30: George Gershwin (1898–1937).
31: Henry R. Luce (1898–1967).
32: Al Capone (1899–1947).
33: Ernest Hemingway (1899–1961).
34: Linus Pauling (1901–1994).
35: Walt Disney (1901–1966).
36: Louis Armstrong (1901–1971).
37: Ansel Adams (1902–1984).
38: Ray Kroc (1902–1984).
39: Benjamin McLane Spock (1903–1998).
40: Robert Oppenheimer (1904–1967).
41: Estee Lauder (1906–2004).
42: Philo T. Farnsworth (1906–1971).
43: Rachel Carson (1907–1964).
44: William J. Levitt (1907–1994).
45: Edward R. Murrow (1908–1965).
46: Thurgood Marshall (1908–1993).
47: Milton Berle (1908–2002).
48: Abraham Maslow (1908–1970).
49: William Shockley (1910–1989).
50: Ronald Reagan (1911–2004).
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Jackson Pollock (1912–1956).
2: Milton Friedman (1912–2006).
3: Vince Lombardi (1913–1970).
4: Jonas Salk (1914 –1995).
5: Jack LaLanne (1914–2011).
6: Paul Samuelson (1915–2009).
7: Ruth Handler (1916–2002) and the Barbie Doll (1959–).
8: Robert Lowell (1917–1977).
9: Sam Walton (1918–1962).
10: Billy Graham (1918–).
11: Leonard Bernstein (1918–1990).
12: Jackie Robinson (1919–1972).
13: Denton Cooley (1920–).
14: Isaac Asimov (1920–1992).
15: Richard Avedon (1923–2004).
16: Marlon Brando (1924–2004).
17: Johnny Carson (1925–2005).
18: Allen Ginsberg (1926–1997).
19: Hugh Hefner (1926–).
20: James Dewey Watson (1928–).
21: Noam Chomsky (1928–).
22: Andy Warhol (1928–1987).
23: Joan Ganz Cooney (1929–).
24: Martin Luther King Jr. (1929–1968).
25: Berry Gordy Jr. (1929–).
26: Warren E. Buffett (1930–).
27: Sandra Day O’Connor (1930–).
28: Roone Arledge (1931–2002).
29: Superman.
30: Gloria Steinem (1934–).
31: Larry Kramer (1935–).
32: Elvis Presley (1935–1977).
33: Jim Brown (1936–).
34: Jack Nicklaus (1940–).
35: Bob Dylan (1941–).
36: Martha Stewart (1941–).
37: Muhammad Ali (1942–).
38: R. Crumb (1943–).
39: Billie Jean King (1943–).
40: Robert Pittman (1953–).
41: Oprah Winfrey (1954–).
42: Bill Gates (1955–).
43: Steve Jobs (1955–2011).
44: Grandmaster Flash (1958–).
45: Michael Jackson (1958–2009).
46: Michael Jordan (1963–).
47: Jimmy Wales (1966–).
48: Larry Page (1973–) and Sergey Brin (1973–).
49: Mark Zuckerberg (1984–).
50: Bart Simpson (1987–).
Selected Bibliography.
Editorial Board.
Contributors.
Index.