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Missouri Legends: Famous People from the Show Me State

John W. Brown

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ISBN 10: 1933370289 / ISBN 13: 9781933370286
Published by Reedy Press, 2008
Condition: Good Soft cover
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Title: Missouri Legends: Famous People from the ...

Publisher: Reedy Press

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Good

Edition: 1St Edition - may be Reissue.

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Brad Pitt. Payne Stewart. Josephine Baker. Walter Cronkite. Samuel Clemens. George Washington Carver. What do these icons have in common? They were all raised in the Show Me State. Missouri Legends brings renowned politicians, authors, artists, athletes, performers, and historical figures to life. The book profiles more than 125 famous Missourians. Each profile includes a brief account of a legend s childhood and rise to fame, not to mention a nugget or two of entertaining trivia. Readers will learn about the historically significant (Jesse James, Gen. John J. Pershing, Laura Ingalls Wilder), major politicians (Harry S Truman, Jack Danforth, Bill Bradley), groundbreaking artists (Scott Joplin, Thomas Hart Benton, T.S. Eliot), business innovators (Dale Carnegie, Sam Walton, J.C. Penney), sports legends (Yogi Berra, Lou Thesz, the Wallace family), iconic entertainers (Josephine Baker, Steve McQueen, Sheryl Crow) and people world-famous in science, technology, broadcasting, and other fields.

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Brad Pitt. Payne Stewart. Josephine Baker. Walter Cronkite. Thomas Pendergast. George Washington Carver. What do these icons have in common? They were all born and raised in the Show Me State. In Missouri Legends, a fun yet informative new book by TV and radio broadcaster John Brown, well-known politicians, authors, artists, athletes, performers, and historical figures come to life. The book profiles more than 100 famous Missourians. Each profile includes a brief account of a legend's childhood and rise to fame, not to mention a nugget or two of entertaining trivia. Filled with intrigue and information, this book is ideal for those interested in the state's notable people and the stories behind them.

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