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Author Kendall, Joshua C., 1960-

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

Publisher New York : Grand Central Pub., 2013.
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Edition 1st ed.
Description 294 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Summary "Behind every great man (or woman), there's a compulsion"--Provided by the publisher.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references 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.
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.
Call # 609.2273 KENDALL
ISBN 9781455502387 (hardcover) : $27.00
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