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Author Kendall, Joshua C., 1960-

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

Imprint New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2013.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    609.2273 KEN    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    609.2273 KEN    Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description 294 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [269]-282) and index.
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.
Summary "Behind every great man (or woman), there's a compulsion" --Provided by publisher.
Subject 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.
United States -- Biography.
ISBN 9781455502387 hardback
1455502383 hardback

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