From the opening remarks to the closing invitation to seek further information, narrator Jim Weiss's interest in the stories he tells is contagious as he tells stories of famous Americans and their inspirations. Nellie Bly sets off on her trip around the world, George Gershwin's flair for improvisation yields "Rhapsody in Blue," songwriter Yip Harburg's love of poetry and friendship with Ira Gershwin starts him on the road toward THE WIZARD OF OZ. Harry Truman's passion for history permeates his political career, Charles Steinmetz's genius in electrical engineering is complemented by his charitable work, and Grace Hopper's career spans from the Mark 1 computer to COBOL and to coining the word "debug." Throughout, Weiss's distinctive voice never flags. A.R. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2018]
Trade Ed. The Well-Trained Mind Press 2018
CD ISBN 9781945841255 $10.56 CDs
DD ISBN 978-1-942968-73-3 $10.95
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