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The Resource Born losers : a history of failure in America, Scott A. Sandage

Born losers : a history of failure in America, Scott A. Sandage

Label
Born losers : a history of failure in America
Title
Born losers
Title remainder
a history of failure in America
Statement of responsibility
Scott A. Sandage
Title variation
History of failure in America
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
What makes somebody a Loser, a person doomed to unfulfilled dreams and humiliation? Nobody is born to lose, and yet failure embodies our worst fears. The Loser's history over the past two hundred years reveals the dark side of success, how economic striving reshaped the self and soul of America. From colonial days to the Columbine tragedy, cultural historian Sandage explores how failure evolved from a business loss into a personality deficit, from a career setback to a gauge of our self-worth. From private diaries, family letters, business records, and even early credit reports, Sandage reconstructs the dramas of real-life Willy Lomans. He unearths their confessions and denials, foolish hopes and lost faith, sticking places and changing times. Dreamers, suckers, and nobodies come to life, showing how the national quest for success remade the individual ordeal of failure.--From publisher description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sandage, Scott A
Dewey number
303.3/72/097309034
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HG3766
LC item number
.S25 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social values
  • Losers
  • Failure (Psychology)
  • Capitalism
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Stigma (Social psychology)
  • Social status
  • Capitalism
  • Failure (Psychology)
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Losers
  • Social status
  • Social values
  • Stigma (Social psychology)
  • United States
Label
Born losers : a history of failure in America, Scott A. Sandage
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
1475866
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 362 pages
Isbn
9780674021075
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2004051134
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780674021075
  • (OCoLC)55962264
Label
Born losers : a history of failure in America, Scott A. Sandage
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
1475866
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 362 pages
Isbn
9780674021075
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2004051134
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780674021075
  • (OCoLC)55962264

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