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Author LinkKendall, Joshua C.,1960-
Title LinkAmerica’s obsessives : the compulsive energy that built a nation / Joshua Kendall.
Edition 1st ed.
Imprint New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2013.
Description 294 p. :  ill. ;  24 cm.
Type of Material Book
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [269]-282) and index.
Contents 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 LinkUnited States -- Biography.
LinkSuccessful people -- United States -- Biography.
LinkScholars -- United States -- Biography.
LinkInventors -- United States -- Biography.
LinkMotivation (Psychology) -- United States -- Case studies.
LinkCompulsive behavior -- Social aspects -- United States -- Case studies.

System Number 000671703
ISBN Link9781455502387 (hbk.)
Link1455502383 (hbk.)
Link9781455502363 (ebk.)
Link1455502367 (ebk.)
Link9781611138320 (audiobook)
Link1611138329 (audiobook)

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