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This Land of Ours

Our Founding Fathers & Pioneers

Statesmen & Military Leaders

U.S. Business Leaders & Corporations

A Few Bad Guys

U.S. History Timeline Pages
Ancient Times - 3500 B.C.E to 1490   •   1491-1800   •   1801-1900   •   1901-1930   •   1931-1950   •
1951-1968   •   1969-2000   •   2001-2010    •    2011-2016    •    2017 to present    •    The Looming Future?

Spirit of America Bookstore's TreasonGate Timeline Page

Working Minds / Solutions / American Labor History Timeline

Spirit of America Bookstore's G.O.P. Economic Meltdown Timeline

Great Americans
Singular Americans & Folk Heroes
Modern American Activists & Movements
Scientists, Inventors & Thinkers
Honorary Americans

Inventors of America Pages

America's Authors Pages
Early American Authors  •  Early XXth Century Authors
Latter XXth Century Authors  •  XXIst Century Authors  •  New Mexico Authors Page
Ethnic-American Authors Page  •  Authors of Britain Pages • Authors of France Page

American Poets Pages including The Beats

Spirit of America Bookstore's American Short Stories Page

Spirit of America Bookstore's American Poets Pages

Spirit of America Bookstore's Great Books & Great Authors Page

Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime' Pages
The Telegraph of U.K.'s List of Best 100 Novels {41 British, 16 American}
TIME Magazine's All-TIME 100 Novels Page
Top 100+ Children's Books Page
The B.B.C.'s Top 100 Books List

America's Fine Arts Pages
main page  •   Fine Art  •   Photography  •   American Cinema
Architecture Pages  •   Cartoonists Pages  •   Pin-Up Art Page

Artists of America Pages
New Mexico Artists Page

Thomas Hart Benton [1889-1975] Art Page
Maynard Dixon [1875-1946] Art Page
illustrator James Montgomery Flagg [1877-1960]
R.C. Gorman [1931-2005]
impressionist Childe Hassam [1859-1935]
Winslow Homer [1836-1919]
Edward Hopper [1882-1967] Art Page
Frida Kahlo [1907-54] Art Page
folk artist Grandma Moses [1860-1961]
Georgia O'Keeffe [1887-1986] Art Page
illustrator Maxfield Parrish [1870-1966]
Jackson Pollock [1912-56]
illustrator Howard Pyle [1853-1911] Page
Frederic Remington [1861-1909] Art & Prose Page
illustrator Norman Rockwell [1894-1978] Art Page
Edward Ruscha
Charles M. Russell [1864-1926]
John Singer Sargent [1856-1925]
children's author Dr. Seuss {Theodor Geisel 1904-91} Page
Alberto Vargas [1896-1982] Art Page
Andy Warhol [1928-87]
James McNeil Whistler [1834-1903]
Andrew Wyeth [1917-2009]
illustrator N.C. Wyeth [1882-1945]

America's Music Pages
main page
Hawaiian Slack Key • Ragtime • Big Band / Swing • Classical Music • Blues / R&B
... as well as artists & groups from many categories

Bluegrass & Traditional Music Page   •   Rock 'n' Roll Page   •   Jazz & Dixieland Music Page
Country / Hillbilly / Folk Page   •   Western Swing Music Page

'The Beach Boys' Page
'March King' John Philip Sousa [1854-1932] Page
Hank Williams [1923-53] & Family Page
Bob Wills [1905-75] & His Texas Playboys
Neil Young Page


Nostalgic Americana
main Nostalgic Americana Index Page
Toys & Games • The Rodeo • Amusement Parks & Rides • Bears, Buffalo & Beaver
Life On The Farm • Square Dance • Lighthouses, Bridges & Barns

Movie Palaces Page   •   Drive-In Theaters Page
Old Time Radio Page   •   Fifties Culture Nostalgia Page
Atomic U.S.A. Page   •   Atomic Film Festival Page

Roadside Americana Page   •   Roadside Diners Page
Automobile Brands Nostalgia Page
Route 66 Pages   •   American Railroads Pages

Pirates Page   •   The American Circus Pages
Surfing Page   •   Surfing Woodies Page
Food Traditions Page   •   Baseball
American Tractors & Farm Equipment
American Beer, Wine & Booze Page


This Land of Ours

Historic Documents • Flags Page • State Info • Organizations
Spirit of America Bookstore's U.S. History Dept.

G.E. Nordell's U.S.A. Travel & Business Links Index Page
Arizona Travel & Business Links Pages
Tucson, Arizona Travel & Business Links Page
Arizona Travel / Railroads Links Page
California Travel & Business Links Pages
California Missions Page
California Travel / Railroads Links Page
Colorado Travel & Business Links Pages
Colorado Travel / Railroads Links Pages
Reading Material About Colorado Page
The Dakotas Travel & Business Links Page
Florida Travel & Business Links Pages
Idaho Travel & Business Links Page
Kansas Travel & Business Links Page
Montana Travel & Business Links Page
Nebraska Travel & Business Links Page
Nevada Travel & Business Links Page
Nevada Travel / Railroads Links Pages
New Mexico Travel & Business Links Pages
New Mexico Travel / Railroads Links Page
New Mexico Political Links Page
Reading Material About New Mexico Page
New York State Travel & Business Links Pages
Reading Material About New York Page
Oklahoma Travel & Business Links Pages
Oregon Travel & Business Links Page
Texas Travel & Business Links Pages
Utah Travel & Business Links Page
Utah Travel / Railroads Links Page
Washington State Travel & Business Links Pages
Wyoming Travel & Business Links Pages

G.E. Nordell's U.S.A. Travel Reading Page

G.E. Nordell's Canada Travel & Business Links Page
Canada Travel / Railroads Page
G.E. Nordell's Japan / Nippon Travel & Business Links Page

National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, PA [opened 4 July 2003]
Knott's Berry Farm replica of Independence Hall in Buena Park, California
Independence Hall in Philadelphia, PA

Books on U.S. Politics & Elections Pages
Spirit of America Bookstore's U.S. History Dept.

Stories from American History  "Booknotes Stories From American History: Leading Historians On The Events That Shaped Our Country" [2001]
Edited by Brian Lamb
(host of Booknotes on C-SPAN)
Penguin 9x6 pb [10/2002] for $18.33
Public Affairs 9½x6½ hardcover [11/2001] out of print/100+ used
Time America Illustrated History  "TIME America: An Illustrated History" [2007]
Edited by Kelly Knauer & the editors of Time Magazine

Time Magazine hardcover [10/2007] for $19.77
Time Inc.'s official booksite
Smart Aleck's Guide To American History YA book by Adam Selzer  "The Smart Aleck's Guide To American History" [YA 2009]
by Adam Selzer

Delacorte Books for Young Readers 8¾x6 pb [12/2009] for $9.35
Delacorte Books 9½x6½ library hardcover [12/2009] for $15.99

Archiving Early America

Federal Links   English version
Spanish version
[est. 2003]

Federal Election Commission Voting Registration Form page       People For The American Way

Headlines from September 12, 2001

100 Milestone Documents from U.S. History

'Celebrate America' catalog at Amazon.com
'Great Americans' catalog at Amazon.com

Atomic U.S.A. Page at Spirit of America Bookstore
Books, movies & links about the atomic weapons & energy programs of America, including Los Alamos NM, the Manhattan Project, White Sands/Trinity Test Site,
Hiroshima & Nagasaki Japan, South Pacific Testing, the Nevada Test Site, Civil Defense, Nuclear Disasters, and the H-Bomb.
click here


Our  Founding  Fathers  &  Pioneers

'Founding Fathers of the U.S.A.' Page

U.S. Presidents Page
Thomas Jefferson #3
Abraham Lincoln #16
Theodore Roosevelt #26
Franklin D. Roosevelt #32
Harry S. Truman #33
John F. Kennedy #35
Richard M. Nixon #37
Ronald Reagan #40
Bill Clinton #42
George W. Bush #43
Barack Obama #44
Emperor Trump #45  1/2017

Books on U.S. Politics & Elections Pages
Spirit of America Bookstore's U.S. History Dept.


Benjamin Franklin [1706-90]
browse books • biography • Electric Franklin

Benjamin Franklin [1706-90] Quotations Page at Working Minds Philosophy website


Spirit of America Bookstore's
Alexander Hamilton [1757-1804] Page


Spirit of America Bookstore's
Thomas Jefferson [1743-1826] Page

Thomas Jefferson [1743-1826] Quotations Page at Working Minds Philosophy website


George Washington [1732-99]: browse books


Quotable Founding Fathers  "The Quotable Founding Fathers: A Treasury of 2,500 Wise & Witty Quotations From The Men & Women Who Created America" [2004]
Edited by Buckner F. Melton, Jr.

Brassey's 9¼x6.3 hardcover [4/2004] for $35.00
History of the American Revolution  "A History of The American Revolution" [1969]
by John R. Alden

Da Capo Press 9x6 pb [9/89] for $21.00
Random House hardcover [2/69] out of print/used

Statesmen  &  Military  Leaders


Wm. Jennings Bryan [1860-1925]


Ralph Bunche [1904-71]: Nobel Peace Prize 1950


John C. Calhoun [1782-1850]


George Crook [1828-90]


Jefferson Davis [1808-89]


John C. Frιmont [1813-90]


Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. [1841-1935]
browse books • browse bios & memoirs


Philip Kearny, Jr. [1815-62]
"Kearny's March" [new 2011] by Winston Groom


Robert M. 'Fighting Bob' La Follette, Sr. [1855-1925]

'Fighting Bob' Festival [Sept 2014 = #13] in Baraboo, Wisconsin


Robert E. Lee [1807-70]: browse books


Gen. Douglas MacArthur [1880-1964]
PBS bio • PBS bio on VHS

Announced 1/2012: Tommy Lee Jones will portray General MacArthur in the upcoming political
thriller “The Emperor”; Matthew Fox will co-star, Peter Webber will direct the script by
David Klass & Vera Blasi • latest info at IMDb


Gen. George Patton [1885-1945]


Gen. John J. 'Black Jack' Pershing [1860-1948]


Daniel Webster [1782-1852]


Sen. Paul Wellstone [1944-2002]
Wellstone Action! website
Conscience of a Liberal  
"The Conscience of A Liberal: Reclaiming The Compassionate Agenda" [2001]
by Senator Paul Wellstone

Univ MN Press 8½x5½ pb [10/2002] for $12.21
Random House 8½x5¾ hardcover [5/2001] out of print/used
Paul Wellstone bio   "Paul Wellstone: The Life of A Passionate Progressive" [2005]
by Bill Lofy

Univ MI Press 8x5 pb [8/2005] for $13.57
Politics the Wellstone Way   "Politics the Wellstone Way: How To Elect Progressive Candidates & Win On Issues" [2005]
by Bill Lofy

Univ MN Press 11x8½ pb [9/2005] for $13.57


"America's  Business  Is  Business"

Spirit of America Bookstore's
U.S. Business Leaders & Corporations Pages
Page One: U.S. Business Leaders & Crooks, A to Z • links
Page Two: Major U.S. Companies, A to Z
Page Three: U.S. Business - Books & Magazines

Spirit of America Bookstore's Corporations & Brands Page

Amazon, Inc.    •    Apple, Inc.    •    Walt Disney Pictures    •    Facebook, Inc.    •    Google, Inc.    •    McDonald's, Inc

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer    •    Microsoft, Inc.    •    Monsanto Company, Inc.    •    Starbucks, Inc.    •    20th Century-Fox

Wal-Mart, Inc.    •    Warner Bros. Pictures

Spirit of America Bookstore's
capitalist Warren Buffett Page


Dr. W. Edwards Deming [1900-93] Page
at Maison d'Κtre Philosophy Bookstore


Walt Disney [1901-66] Page
at Magic Lantern Video & Book Store


Spirit of America Bookstore's
inventor Thomas Alva Edison [1847-1931] Page


Spirit of America Bookstore's
Howard R. Hughes [1905-76] Page


Spirit of America Bookstore's
American Railroads Pages

Spirit of America Bookstore's Railroad Equipment Pages
Spirit of America Bookstore's Geared Steam Locomotives
Spirit of America Bookstore's Private Railcars U.S.A. Page
America's Shortline Railroads Page
Travel U.S.A. / Railroad Museums Page

Railroad Pioneers, 1802-1840 Page
railroad tycoon David H. Moffat [1839-1911] Page
railroad tycoon George Pullman [1831-97] Page

Spirit of America Bookstore's Penn Central Railroad [1968-76] Page

Arizona Travel / Railroads Page
California Travel / Railroads Page
Colorado Travel / Railroads Pages
Nevada Travel / Railroads Page
New Mexico Travel / Railroads Page
Texas Travel / Railroads Page
Utah Travel / Railroads Page


Spirit of America Bookstore's
automaker Preston Tucker [1903-56] Page


Spirit of America Bookstore's
industrialist George Westinghouse, Jr. [1846-1914] Page


A  Few  Bad  Guys

Spirit of America's WaterGate Conspiracy/Scandal Page
Washington Post chronology of the WaterGate Cover-Up
Spirit of America's Timeline of The TreasonGate Cover-Up


proto-fascist Ezra Taft Benson [1899-1994]
entry at Wikipedia


Douglas Coe and The Fellowship
officially called The International Foundation, sometimes The Family of Friends
Doug Coe entry at Wikipedia
The Fellowship [est. 1935] entry at Wikipedia
article by Peter J. Boyer in New Yorker Magazine, September 2010

The Family / Secret American Power book by Jeff Sharlet  "The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism At The
Heart of American Power" [2008]
by Jeff Sharlet

Harper Perennial 8x5¼ pb [6/2009] for $10.87
Harper 9x6 hardcover [5/2008] for $17.13
book entry at Wikipedia
C Street Fundamentalist Threat book by Jeff Sharlet  "C Street: The Fundamentalist Threat To American Democracy" [2010]
by Jeff Sharlet

Little, Brown 9½x6½ hardcover [9/2010] for $16.19


Spirit of America Bookstore's
John Dillinger [1903-34] Page


L. Ron Hubbard [1911-86] and the Scientology pseudo-religion [est. 1953]


The John Birch Society [est. 1958]
entry at Wikipedia


The Ku Klux Klan or K.K.K. [est. 1865]
Founded 24 December 1865 as a private club in Pulaski, Tennessee by several veterans of the Army of the Confedracy.
K.K.K. entry at Wikipedia
watch the "Ku Klux Klan 2014: White Murders" documentary [44:23] from History Channel

ugly white racist pinheads flying the K.K.K. flag


Koch Industries [est. 1940] of Wichita, Kansas
Founded by oil baron Fred C. Koch [1900-67]; currently run by sons Charles & David Koch
who are fascist political demagogues with way too much money for America's good

"Koch Industries is the poster child of a company run amok."
— Charles Lewis, Center For Public Integrity

company official website • company entry at Wikipedia

Spirit of America Bookstore's Koch Brothers Page


Spirit of America Bookstore's
Sen. Joseph McCarthy [1908-57] Page

Hollywood Blacklist Pages
at Magic Lantern Video & Book Store


The Nation of Islam


Spirit of America Bookstore's
Organized Crime Page

Gangster Film Festival
at Magic Lantern Video & Book Store


Spirit of America Bookstore's
atomic spies Julius & Ethel Rosenberg Page


anti-Communist flake W. Cleon Skousen [1913-2006]
official W. Cleon Skousen website


neo-conservative Leo Strauss [1899-1973]
Leo Strauss entry at Wikipedia

Leo Strauss biography  
"Leo Strauss: An Intellectual Biography" [2005]
by Daniel Tanguay, translated by Christopher Nadon

Yale Univ Press 8½x5¾ 1st English edition hardcover [4/2007] for $19.80


Spirit of America Bookstore's
real estate tycoon Donald J. Trump Page

Spirit of America Bookstore's
Emperor Trump Page


. . . and still more of these guys on
Working Minds Philosophy's Barbarians & Fascists Pages



Great  Americans
Singular Americans & Folk Heroes    •    Singular Entertainers    •    Activists & Movements
Scientists, Inventors & Thinkers    •    Honorary Americans

They Made America / Innovators  "They Made America: From The Steam Engine To The Search Engine - Two Centuries of Innovators" [2004]
by Sir Harold Evans, with Gail Buckland & David Lefer

Innovators covered include Robert Fulton, John Fitch, Lewis Tappan, Samuel Colt, Samuel Insull, Amadeo Giannini (Bank of America), Ida Rosenthal (Maidenform®), Juan Trippe, Ruth Handler {Barbie®), Ted Turner & Russell Simmons
Little, Brown 11¼x9¼ hardcover [10/2004] for $26.40
Time Warner audio CD [10/2004] for $21.11
Time Warner ABR audio [10/2004] for $17.15
PBS/WGBH color DVD [11/2004] 2 disks for $26.96
PBS official movie site

Singular  Americans  &  Folk  Heroes

Spirit of America Bookstore's
American Folklore, Tall Tales, and Legends Page

Treasury of American Folklore book edited by B.A. Botkin  "A Treasury of American Folklore: The Stories, Legends, Tall Tales,
Traditions, Ballads, and Songs of The American People" [1944]
Edited by B.A. Botkin, Foreword by Carl Sandburg

described as a 'spectacular collection of five hundred stories and one hundred songs'
Bantam Books mass pb [11/80] out of print/used
Globe Pequot Press hardcover [10/2016] for $26.41  10/2016
Bonanza Books hardcover [5/83] out of print/used
hardcover [1993] out of print/many used
Random House Value Publng 9¼x6½ Deluxe Edition hardcover [1/89] out of print/50+ used
Random House Value Publng Deluxe Edition hardcover [12/88] out of print/many used
Garden City Books 8½x5¾ hardcover [1951] out of print/70+ used
Crown Publishers 8¾x6 hardcover [1944] out of print/100+ used


Red Adair [1915-2004]
Red Adair Company [est. 1959] official website
John Wayne movie "Hellfighters" [1968] /tt0063060/
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0010411/


Spirit of America Bookstore's
'Johnny Appleseed' Page


Lucky Baldwin [1828-1909]


artist-dancer Marta Becket [b. 1925]
Amargosa Opera House & Hotel | docufilm [2000]


Spirit of America Bookstore's
writer Lucius Beebe [1902-66] Page


legendary Bigfoot, aka Sasquatch
Bigfoot/Sasquatch Section on the American Folklore Page


meta-sculptor Gutzon Borglum [1867-1941]
PBS Mt. Rushmore special


Paul Bunyan
Paul Bunyan Section on the American Folklore Page


television chef & author Julia Child [1912-2004]


restaurant tycoon Clifford Clinton [1900-69]
Clifton's Cafeteria • movie "Big Heat" [1953] • Pearl Buck novel [1953]


'Death Valley Scotty'
Walter Edward Scott [1872-1954] entry at Wikipedia
National Park Service: Scotty's Castle Page • Walter Scott Page
Walter Scott Page at Desert U.S.A.


Spirit of America Bookstore's
aviator Amelia Earhart [1897-1937] Page

Spirit of America Bookstore's 'A History of Aviation' Pages


visionary R. Buckminster Fuller [1895-1993] Page
at Maison d'Κtre Philosophy Bookstore


internet visionary Josh Harris
Josh Harris entry at Wikipedia

We Live In Public 2009 documentary feature by Ondi Timoner  "We Live In Public" documentary feature [indep Aug 2009]
Ms. Timoner documented internet pioneer & visionary Josh Harris and his life for over a decade, an incredible & tumultuous life story that gives insight into the internet's revolutionary impact on human interaction. (Harris predicts that in the future the individual will disappear as humanity trades privacy for various electronic forms of connection & recognition.) Co-produced, written & directed by Ondi Timoner; featuring Josh Harris and his brother Tom Harris; won Grand Jury Award at the Sundance Film Festival
IndiePix Films Collector's Edition widescreen color DVD [7/2011] 2 disks for $29.95
IndiePix Films widescreen color DVD [3/2010] for $24.95
full credits at IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia • official movie site


publisher/hedonist Hugh M. Hefner [1926-2017]
details on Spirit of America's Business Leaders Page


John Henry
John Henry Section on the American Folklore Page


John Luther 'Casey' Jones [1863-1900]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casey_Jones

"Casey  Jones" silent feature [Rayart Pictures Dec 1927]
sheet music cover for 1909 'Casey Jones, The Brave Engineer' comedy song  Casey Jones 1927 silent feature  Based on 'the internationally famous song success' by T. Lawrence Seibert & Eddie Newton; Casey's beloved daughter dies in a trainwreck during the opening song sequence; thereafter, Casey and his son, a lowly baggage handler, fight together against a gang of train wreckers. Directed by Charles J. Hunt; written by Arthur Hoerl; starring Ralph Lewis {as Casey Jones}, Kate Price, Al St. John, Jason Robards Sr. {as Casey Jr.), Anne Sheridan & Brooks Benedict
VHS/DVD/Blu-ray not available • full credits at IMDb


Helen Keller [1880-1968]
Helen Keller Festival

Helen Keller Quotations Page at Working Minds Philosophy website


author-publisher-comedian Paul Krassner
"Confessions of A Raving Unconfined Nut" autobiography [orig 1994, rev 2009]
http://www.PaulKrassner.com
http://www.discord.org/~lippard/realist.html


aviator Charles A. Lindbergh [1902-74]
Spirit of America's 'A History of Aviation' Pages

Voices of History from the British Library  "Voices of History, Volume 2: Arts, Science & Exploration" [2006]
British Library Sound Archive audio CD [1/2006] 2 disks for $41.49
38 tracks on 2 disks, mostly from very early in the XXth Century, including the voices of P.T. Barnum, Sarah Bernhardt, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Thomas Alva Edison, Albert Einstein, Sigmund Freud, Charles Lindbergh ("Col. Lindbergh's address before the Press Club at Washington D.C."), Guglielmo Marconi, Robert Edwin Peary, Alice Ellen Terry & Leo Tolstoy


Spirit of America Bookstore's
Mabel Dodge Luhan [1879-1962] Page


Spirit of America Bookstore's
Charles F. Lummis [1859-1928] Page


Aimee Semple McPherson [1890-1944]
browse books • Wikipedia

feature film written & directed by Richard Rossi [indep 2006]
official movie site • credits at IMDb

http://www.amazon.com/Sister-Aimee-Semple-Mcpherson-Story/dp/B0012RLWRU/


Emperor Norton I [1818-80]  click here for portrait photograph (in a new window)
reigned over San Francisco, California from September 1859 until his death
entry at Wikipedia • IMDb data is inaccurate
Emperor Norton's Fantastic Time Machine walking tour [est. 2011] in San Francisco, California  click here for color photograph from the SFO tour (in a new window)

Spirit of America Bookstore's Emperor Norton I [1819-80] Page  2/2017


Pecos Bill
Pecos Bill Section on the American Folklore Page


aviator Wiley Post [1898-1935]
Spirit of America's 'A History of Aviation' Pages


Robert Ripley []
"A Curious Man: The Strange and Brilliant Life of Robert 'Believe It or Not' Ripley" [] by Neal Thompson


Sabato 'Simon' Rodia [1879-1965]
GreatBuildings webpage • entry at Wikipedia

The Watts Towers [built 1921-1954]
GreatBuildings webpage • entry at Wikipedia

Watts Towers book  
"The Los Angeles Watts Towers" [1997]
by Bud Goldstone & Arloa Paquin Goldstone

Getty Trust 10x8 pb [11/97] for $16.47

Simon Rodia / Watts Towers at Spirit of America Bookstore


Spirit of America Bookstore's
American humorist Will Rogers [1879-1935] Page


Spirit of America Bookstore's
gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson [1937-2005] Page


radio commentator Walter Winchell [1897-1972]


Spirit of America Bookstore's
architect Frank Lloyd Wright [1867-1959] Page

Selected  Singular  Entertainers


comedy team Bob & Ray
Bob Elliott [1923-2016]: credits at IMDb
Ray Goulding [1922-90]: credits at IMDb
official website • team entry at Wikipedia

"There is a refreshing and beautiful innocence in Bob and Ray's humor. Man is not evil, they seem to say. He is simply too hilariously stupid
to survive. And this I believe. Cheers." — Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. [1922-2007], in 1975

"Bob & Ray" radio collection - 376 performances on 3 CDs
http://www.amazon.com/Award-Winning-Film-Bob-Ray/dp/B001D0I8KU/
http://www.amazon.com/Best-Bob-Ray-Elliott-Goulding/dp/1892091259/
http://www.amazon.com/Best-Bob-Ray-Elliott-Goulding/dp/1892091267/
http://www.amazon.com/Best-Bob-Ray-3/dp/1892091275/
http://www.amazon.com/Best-Bob-Ray-Elliott-Goulding/dp/1892091283/
http://www.amazon.com/Bob-Ray-Tom-Dan-Gillespie/dp/1593930097/
http://www.amazon.com/Bob-Ray-Night-Compact-Discs-2/dp/189209102X/
http://www.amazon.com/Vintage-Bob-Ray-CBS-Years/dp/189209133X/
http://www.amazon.com/Vintage-Bob-Ray-Early-Years/dp/1892091348/


entertainer Foster Brooks [1912-2001]


Spirit of America Bookstore's
comedian Lenny Bruce [1925-66] Page


entertainer Lord Buckley [1906-60] Page
at Maison d'Κtre Bookstore's Beatnik Coffeehouse


comedian Margaret Cho
recordings • video/DVDs • official website


entertainer Prof. Irwin Corey [1914-2017]
"The World's Foremost Authority"


entertainer Sammy Davis, Jr. [1925-90]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sammy_Davis_Jr.
http://www.sammydavis-jr.com/
Sammy Davis on BBC-4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hguNG5rXf5g [16:13]
1975 celebrity roast at las vegas MGM Grand
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DI9wQxU_iIg [50:51]


entertainer W.C. Fields [1880-1946] Page
at Magic Lantern Video & Book Store


entertainer Stan Freberg [1926-2015]
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stan_Freberg


author-actor Spalding Gray [1941-2004]


radio commentator Paul Harvey [1918-2009]
official website • wikipedia


TV comedian Ernie Kovacs [1919-62]
IMDb listing • Wikipedia
Best of Ernie Kovacs DVD  
"The Best of Ernie Kovacs" [1977 P.B.S. series]
White Star b&w DVD [11/2000] 2 disks for $17.99


entertainer Oscar Levant [1906-72]


entertainer Ted Lewis [1892-1971]


iconic pin-up model Bettie/Betty Page [1923-2008]


performer Mae West [1893-1980]

Modern  American  Activists  &  Movements

A.F.L.-C.I.O. U.S. Labor History Timeline
National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, TN

Spirit of America Bookstore's
American Labor Movements Pages


Saul D. Alinsky [1909-72]
browse books • Wikipedia entry

Reveille for Radicals classic book by Saul Alinsky   "Reveille For Radicals" [1946 classic; revised 1969]
by Saul D. Alinsky

Kindle Edition from Vintage/Random House [8/2010] for $9.97
Vintage Books 8¼x5¼ pb [10/89] for $13.60
Vintage Books mass pb [1969] out of print/used
Univ Chicago Press 9x6½ hardcover [1946] out of print/used
Rules for Radicals classic book by Saul Alinsky   "Rules For Radicals: A Pragmatic Primer For Realistic
Radicals" [1971 classic] by Saul D. Alinsky

Kindle Edition from Vintage/Random House [6/2010] for $8.02
Vintage 8x5 pb [10/89] for $8.44
Random House hardcover [5/71] out of print/used


Susan B. Anthony [1820-1906]


The Black Panthers


Erin Brockovich
browse books • videos/DVDs


Spirit of America Bookstore's
labor leader Cesar E. Chavez [1927-93] Page


Spirit of America Bookstore's
labor leader Eugene V. Debs [1855-1926] Page


Spirit of America Bookstore's
whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg Page


feminist Betty Friedan [1921-2006]
"The Feminine Mystique" [1963] • "The Second Stage" [1980] • Wikipedia

"Betty Friedan and The Making of The Feminine Mystique: The American Left, The Cold War
& Modern Feminism" [] by Daniel Horowitz


Spirit of America Bookstore's
labor leader Samuel Gompers [1850-1924] Page


progressive activist Jim Hightower
browse books & audio • official website


labor leader Joe Hill [1879-1915] & the I.W.W.


labor leader Dolores Huerta & the United Farm Workers Union


Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. [1929-68]
browse books • The King Center • papers at Stanford • listing at IMDb
Time Magazine's Martin Luther King Jr. archive pages

Martin Luther King, Jr. Quotations Page
at Working Minds Philosophy website


Spirit of America Bookstore's
Sen. Robert M. 'Fighting Bob' La Follette [1855-1925] Page


gadfly filmmaker Michael Moore Page
at Magic Lantern Video & Book Store


consumer activist Ralph Nader
browse books • 'The Nader Page' • weekly column

more info at Working Minds Philosophy's Progressivism Page


Occupy Movement [est. 9/2011]
live coverage at Global Revolution - The whole world is watching
'Occupy Movement' entry at Wikipedia
'Occupy Movement' Page at Working Minds Philosophy / Action website


civil rights activist Rosa Parks [1913-2005]
browse books • museum • R.&R.P. Institute • CBS-TV bio


Lucy Parsons [1853-1942]


A. Philip Randolph [1889-1979]


journalist John Reed [1887-1920]
"TDTSTW" book • movie credits

"Reds" [1981 film]: video • IMDb


Luis J. Rodriguez
browse books • official site • Tia Chucha's • L.R.N.A. • agency page

novel "Music of The Mill"


Paul Robeson [1898-1976]


Bayard Rustin [1912-87]
browse books • PBS docu website • papers at Univ NC • AFL-CIO tribute


Spirit of America Bookstore's
Sacco & Vanzetti Page


Karen Silkwood [1945-74]
browse books • videos/DVDs


Malcolm X [1925-65]
browse books • videos/DVDs • movie credits • Univ Toledo site



American  Scientists,  Inventors  &  Thinkers

Spirit of America Bookstore's 'Inventors of America' Pages

The Black Inventor Online Museum
Museum of Black Inventors
Lemelson-M.I.T 'Invention Dimension' site
National Inventors Hall of Fame [est. 1973] based in Ohio & Virginia
Inventors at About [dot] com
'The Tech' museum of innovation: Inspiring the Innovator in Everyone

Spirit of America Bookstore's 'A History of Aviation' Pages
Spirit of America Bookstore's 'A History of N.A.S.A. & Spaceflight' Page

Spirit of America Bookstore's 'The Computer' Page

Spirit of America Bookstore's Robots & Cyborgs Page

Spirit of America Bookstore's Science Fiction Page
Spirit of America Bookstore's Science Fiction Anthologies & Collections Page
Science Fiction Film Festival Page at Magic Lantern



Spirit of America Bookstore's
eco-activist Rachel Carson [1907-64] Page


physicist Albert Einstein [1879-1955] Page
at Maison d'Κtre Philosophy Bookstore

Albert Einstein Quotations Page
at Working Minds Philosophy website


Spirit of America Bookstore's
Ralph Waldo Emerson [1803-82] Page

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotations Page
at Working Minds Philosophy website

Library of America Ralph Waldo Emerson   Ralph Waldo Emerson: Essays and Lectures [1983]
Edited by Joel Porte

Library of America 8x5¼ hardcover [11/83] for $23.10
Ralph Waldo Emerson: Collected Poems and Translations [1994]
Edited by Harold Bloom & Paul Kane

Library of America 8x5¼ hardcover [8/94] for $25.55
Ralph Waldo Emerson: Essays & Poems [1996]
Edited by Harold Bloom & Paul Kane

Library of America College Editions pb [5/96] for $15.95


Werner Erhard Page
at Working Minds Philosophy of Empowerment website


physicist Richard P. Feynman [1918-88] Page
at Maison d'Κtre Philosophy Bookstore


longshoreman-philosopher Eric Hoffer [1902-83]
books • Papers at Stanford

Eric Hoffer Quotations Page at Working Minds Philosophy website
The Eric Hoffer Awards [renamed 2007]


theoretical physicist Dr. Michio Kaku
at Maison d'Κtre Philosophy Bookstore


Alfred C. Kinsey [1894-1956]
browse books • Kinsey Institute [est. 1947] • 2004 movie


visionary Jaron Lanier of Berkeley, California
IMDb listing • official website • Wikipedia

text of article "One-Half of A Manifesto" in Wired Magazine (Dec 2000)
listed on Time Magazine 100 for 2010

You Are Not a Gadget: A Manifesto book by Jaron Lanier  "You Are Not a Gadget: A Manifesto" [2010]
by Jaron Lanier

"Encapsulation is what allows for the possibility of testing and feedback
that enables a quest for excellence. To be constantly diffused in a global
mush is to embrace mundanity." — Jaron Lanier

Knopf 8¼x5½ hardcover [1/2010] for $14.97


sociologist C. Wright Mills [1916-62] Page
at Maison d'Κtre Philosophy Bookstore


Spirit of America Bookstore's
pioneer conservationist John Muir [1838-1914] Page


author • philosopher • revolutionary G.E. Nordell
main/personal website
The 'Working Minds Philosophy of Empowerment' website
Working Minds Philosophy of Empowerment / Solutions
'WMail' Working Minds Philosophy ezine [2000-2007]
Dateline Chamesa weblog [est. 2005]
index of 100+ essays from the WMail ezine & Dateline Chamesa blog
Meaning and Purpose website
Reason-Based Taxation website
Warrior Mind website
'Rick Walker, Private Investigator' mystery novels website
"Hollywood Tales: An Entertainment" booksite

G.E. Nordell Quotations Page
at Working Minds Philosophy website


Spirit of America Bookstore's
Trancendentalist Henry David Thoreau [1817-62] Page

Henry David Thoreau Quotations Page at Working Minds Philosophy website

Library of America Henry David Thoreau  Henry David Thoreau: "A Week On The Concord and Merrimack Rivers",
"Walden, or Life In The Woods", "The Maine Woods", "Cape Cod" [1985]
Edited by Robert F. Sayre

Library of America 8x5½ hardcover [9/85] for $23.10
includes books "A Week On The Concord and Merrimack Rivers" [1849], "Walden,
or Life In The Woods" [1854], "The Maine Woods" [1864] and "Cape Cod" [1865]

Henry David Thoreau: Collected Essays and Poems [2001]
Edited by Elizabeth Hall Witherell

Library of America 8x5¼ hardcover [4/2001] for $23.10
Thoreau: "Walden", "Maine Woods", Essays & Poems [2007]
Edited by Robert F. Sayre & Elizabeth Hall Witherell

Library of America College Editions 7¾x5 pb [6/2007] for $17.95


economist Thorstein B. Veblen [1857-1929] Page
at Maison d'Κtre Philosophy Bookstore


This section kept growing, and so the inventors were split from here to their own distinct pages in Fall 2014.

Inventors of America Pages
on Page 1: top of page • short history • general links • general books • inventors, A-Z • Afro-American inventors
on Page 2: top of page • teams & other inventions • Kindle Editions • other media

Individual inventors that already have their own page/s include:
Thomas Alva Edison [1847-1931]
Benjamin Franklin [1706-90]
Philo T. Farnsworth [1906-71]
visionary R. Buckminster Fuller [1895-1993] at Maison d'Κtre Philosophy Bookstore
rocketeer Robert H. Goddard [1882-1945]
Thomas Jefferson [1743-1826]
photography pioneer Eadweard Muybridge [1830-1904] Page at Magic Lantern Video & Book Store
visionary Nikola Tesla [1856-1943] at Maison d'Κtre Philosophy Bookstore
automaker Preston Tucker [1903-56]
The Wright Brothers


Honorary  Americans



anthropologist Adolph Bandelier [1840-1914] Page
at 'Readers of The Purple Sage' Western Bookstore


Spirit of America Bookstore's
Sir Winston Churchill [1874-1965] Page

Winston Churchill Quotations Page
at Working Minds Philosophy website


Spirit of America Bookstore's
Joseph Conrad [1857-1924] Page


Thor Heyerdahl [1914-2002]
browse books • T.H. Award • Kon-Tiki Museum


escape artist Harry Houdini [1874-1926]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Houdini

The Right Way to Do Wrong book by Harry Houdini  "The Right Way To Do Wrong: A Unique Selection of
Writings By History's Greatest Escape Artist" [1906]
by Harry Houdini, Introduction by magician Teller

Kindle Edition from Melville House [10/2012] for $9.75
Melville House/Neversink Library 8x5 pb [10/2012] for $10.74


Spirit of America Bookstore's
Frida Kahlo [1907-54] Art Page


composer Gustav Mahler [1860-1911]
browse music • 1975 Ken Russell movie: on VHS | on DVD


Objectivist philosopher Ayn Rand [1905-82] Pages
at Maison d'Κtre Philosophy Bookstore

Ayn Rand Quotations Page
at Working Minds Philosophy website

Ayn Rand Film Festival at Magic Lantern
"Atlas Shrugged" [1957 novel] by Ayn Rand


composer Arnold Schoenberg [1874-1951]
browse books • A.S. Center in Austria • A.S. at Musica Classica


Scots-Canadian Robert W. Service [1874-1958]
browse books • IMDb listing • Wikipedia


George Bernard Shaw [1856-1950]
browse books • browse audio • browse DVDs • credits at IMDb [since 1915]

George Bernard Shaw Quotations Page
at Working Minds Philosophy website

George Bernard Shaw on Film DVD box set from Criterion  "George Bernard Shaw On Film" DVD Box Set [2010]
Eclipse DVD [2/2010] 3 disks for $39.95
contains 3 feature films: "Major Barbara" [1941] produced & directed by Gabriel Pascal, starring Wendy Hiller, Robert Morley, Rex Harrison, Robert Newton & Deborah Kerr; "Caesar and Cleopatra" [1945] co-produced by Gabriel Pascal & J. Arthur Rank, directed by Gabriel Pascal, starring Vivien Leigh, Claude Rains, Stewart Granger & Flora Robson; and "Androcles and The Lion" [R.K.O. Radio Pictures 1952] directed by Chester Erskine, starring Jean Simmons, Victor Mature, Alan Young, Robert Newton, Maurice Evans, Elsa Lanchester & Woody Strode {as The Lion}


visionary architect Paolo Soleri [1919-2013] of Arizona
browse books • Wikipedia

open daily 9am-5pm; tours, windbells, cafe on site  Arcosanti official site in Cordes Junction, Arizona
Cosanti in Paradise Valley, Arizona


Spirit of America Bookstore's
Robert Louis Stevenson [1850-94] Page


inventor Nikola Tesla [1856-1943] Pages
at Maison d'Κtre Philosophy Bookstore


Spirit of America Bookstore's
author Leonard Wibberley [1915-83] Page


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