Missouri Legends: Famous People from the Show Me State

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Missouri Legends: Famous People from the Show Me State

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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. Softcover, 7x10, 304 pages

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