From Santa Claus to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, from Uncle Sam to
Uncle Tom, here is a compelling, eye-opening, and endlessly
entertaining compendium of fictional trendsetters and world-shakers
who have helped shape our culture and our lives. "The 101 Most
Influential People Who Never Lived" offers fascinating histories of
our most beloved, hated, feared, and revered invented icons and the
indelible marks they made on civilization, including:
# 28: Rosie the Riveter, the buff, blue-collar factory worker
who helped jump-start the Women's Liberation movement
# 7: Siegfried, the legendary warrior-hero of Teutonic
nationalism responsible for propelling Germany into two world
# 80: Icarus, the headstrong high-flyer who inspired the Wright
brothers and humankind's dreams of defying gravity . . . while
demonstrating the pressing need for flight insurance
# 58: Saint Valentine, the hapless, de-canonized loser who lost
his heart and head at about the same time
# 43: Barbie, the bodacious plastic babe who became a role model
for millions of little girls, setting an impossible standard for
beauty and style
|Country of origin:
• Dan Karlan
• Jeremy Salter
||Electronic book text
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