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101 Most Influential People Who Never Lived

101 Most Influential People Who Never Lived

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by Allan Lazar   Dan Karlan   Jeremy Salter  
Language: English
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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 wars

# 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

A fun and thoughtful exploration is offered of imaginary people who have affected our lives and culture, from Jim Crow and Sherlock Holmes to James Bond and Archie Bunker to Mickey Mouse and Santa Claus.

 

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Book: 101 Most Influential People Who Never Lived
Author:      
ISBN: 0061132217
ISBN-13: 9780061132216
Binding: Paperback
Publishing Date: 2006-10-17
Publisher: Harper Collins College Publishers
Language: English
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