To what extent does a person's own success result in social transformation? This book offers 100 answers, providing thought-provoking examples of how American culture was shaped within a crucial time period by individuals whose lives and ideas were major agents of change.
Mary Cross, PhD, is emerita professor of English at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, NJ, where she was chairman of the English Department. Her published works include Praeger's Bloggerati, Twitterati: How Blogs and Twitter Are Transforming Popular Culture and Greenwood's Madonna: A Biography. She was editor of Greenwood's A Century of American Icons and Praeger's Advertising and Culture: Theoretical Perspectives.