How Lincoln learned to read : twelve great Americans and the educations that made them

Wolff, Daniel J

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  • Creator Daniel Wolff
  • Format Books
  • Publication Paperback ed. New York : Bloomsbury, 2010.
  • Physical Details
    • 345 pages ; 21 cm
  • ISBNs 9781608190379, 1608190374
  • OCLC ocn401152825

Summary

  • Wolff presents an engaging, provocative history of American ideas, told through the educations (both in and out of school) of 12 great figures, from Benjamin Franklin to Elvis Presley.

Notes

  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-334) and index.

Contents

  • Ben [Benjamin Franklin] -- Naddy [Abigail Smith] -- Andy [Andrew Jackson] -- Belle [Belle Hardenbergh] -- Abe [Abraham Lincoln] -- Thocmetony [Winnemucca: Peabody Indian School for Paiutes] -- Henry [Henry Ford] -- Willie [W.E.B. Du Bois] -- Helen [Helen Keller] -- Rachel [Rachel Carson] -- Jack [John F. Kennedy] -- Elvis [Elvis Presley]
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