Everybody Is Sitting on the Curb: How and Why America's Heroes Disappeared
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BeschreibungThe United States has run out of heroes. This book offers a vivid description of heroes of America's past, offers an explanation of the national appeal of such men as Billy the Kid, Babe Ruth, and Franklin D. Roosevelt, and discusses the current lack of such suitable heroes.
Pressestimmen?Although Americans still want heroes (viz., overreaction to victory in the Persian Gulf), Edelstein urges that only trivial celebrity-heroes, local heroes, and temporary heroes can develop now--and that these limited icons are probably healthier than the "false hero, who diminishes us as the true hero would elevate us." Includes interesting addenda on why U.S. women have won only limited recognition as heroes and on the effect of "youth" domination of popular culture.?-Booklist
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: GREENWOOD PUB GROUP INC
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 1996
Seitenanzahl: 256 Seiten