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Born losers : a history of failure in America /

by Sandage, Scott A.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Cambridge, Ma : Harvard University Press, c2005Description: x, 362 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 067401510X (alk. paper).Other Title: History of failure in America.Subject(s): Social values -- United States -- History -- 19th century | Losers -- United States -- History -- 19th century | Failure (Psychology) -- United States -- History -- 19th century | Capitalism -- Social aspects -- United States -- History -- 19th century | Identity (Psychology) -- United States -- History -- 19th century | Stigma (Social psychology) | Social status -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Contents:
Prologue: Lives of quiet desperation -- Going bust in the age of go-ahead -- A reason in the man -- We are all speculators -- Central Intelligence Agency, since 1841 -- The big red book of third-rate men -- Misinformation and its discontents -- The war for ambition -- Big business and little men -- Epilogue: Attention must be paid.
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"Born losers began as as a 1995 doctoral dissertation at Rutgers University"--P. .

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Prologue: Lives of quiet desperation -- Going bust in the age of go-ahead -- A reason in the man -- We are all speculators -- Central Intelligence Agency, since 1841 -- The big red book of third-rate men -- Misinformation and its discontents -- The war for ambition -- Big business and little men -- Epilogue: Attention must be paid.

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