Автор: D`Antonio Название: State Boys Rebellion ISBN: 074324513X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780743245135 Издательство: Simon & Schuster Цена: 1385 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist tells the amazing story of how a group of imprisoned boys won their freedom, found justice, and survived one of the darkest and least-known episodes of American history. In the early twentieth century, United States health officials used IQ tests to single out "feebleminded" children and force them into institutions where they were denied education, sterilized, drugged, and abused. Under programs that ran into the 1970s, more than 250,000 children were separated from their families, although many of them were merely unwanted orphans, truants, or delinquents. "The State Boys Rebellion" conveys the shocking truth about America's eugenic era through the experiences of a group of boys held at the Fernald State School in Massachusetts starting in the late 1940s. In the tradition of "Erin Brockovich, " it recounts the boys' dramatic struggle to demand their rights and secure their freedom. It also covers their horrifying discovery many years later that they had been fed radioactive oatmeal in Cold War experiments -- and the subsequent legal battle that ultimately won them a multimillion-dollar settlement. Meticulously researched through school archives, previously sealed papers, and interviews with the surviving State Boys, this deft expose is a powerful reminder of the terrifying consequences of unchecked power as well as an inspiring testament to the strength of the human spirit."
Автор: D`ANTONIO, MICHAEL Название: Tin Cup Dreams ISBN: 0786886471 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780786886470 Издательство: HarperCollins USA Рейтинг: Цена: 1316 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Now available in paperback, Tin Cup Dreams is the remarkable odyssey of self-taught golfer Esteban Toledo, a former boxer who overcame poverty and the wrong side of the tracks to make it through Q School and a make-or-break season on the PGA Tour. With uncommon grit and determination, Toledo finally triumphs after a 12 year quest that took him to the depths of despair. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Michael D'Antonio gives a rare behind-the-scenes look at the PGA Tour while keeping readers on the edge of their seats with his chronicle of Toledo's struggles. Traditionally, golf was a dreamer's path to glory. Tin Cup Dreams shows that it still is.
Автор: D`Antonio Название: Hershey ISBN: 0743264096 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780743264099 Издательство: Simon & Schuster Цена: 1733 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Автор: D`Antonio Название: Hershey ISBN: 074326410X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780743264105 Издательство: Simon & Schuster Цена: 1178 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The name Hershey evokes many things: chocolate bars, the company town in Pennsylvania, one of America's most recognizable brands. But who was the man behind the name? In this compelling biography, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Michael D'Antonio gives us the real-life rags-to-riches story of Milton S. Hershey, a largely uneducated businessman whose idealistic sense of purpose created an immense financial empire, a town, and a legacy that lasts to this day.
Hershey, the son of a minister's daughter and an irresponsible father who deserted the family, began his career inauspiciously when the two candy shops he opened both went bankrupt. Undeterred, he started the Lancaster Caramel Company, which brought him success at last. Eventually he sold his caramel operation and went on to perfect the production process of chocolate to create a stable, consistent bar with a long shelf life...and an American icon was born.
Hershey was more than a successful businessman -- he was a progressive thinker who believed in capitalism as a means to higher goals. He built the world's largest chocolate factory and a utopian village for his workers on a large tract of land in rural Pennsylvania, and used his own fortune to keep his workers employed during the Great Depression. In addition, he secretly willed his fortune to a boys' school and orphanage, both of which now control a vast endowment.
Extensively researched and vividly written, "Hershey" is the fascinating story of this uniquely American visionary.
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