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Bunch of amateurs

a search for the American character

by Jack Hitt

  • 204 Want to read
  • 36 Currently reading

Published by Crown Publishers in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • History,
  • Research,
  • American Dream,
  • American National characteristics,
  • Scientists,
  • Technological innovations,
  • Amateurism,
  • Inventors

  • Edition Notes

    Includes index.

    StatementJack Hitt
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQ180.U5 H58 2012
    The Physical Object
    Pagination280 p. ;
    Number of Pages280
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25392215M
    ISBN 100307393755
    ISBN 109780307393753
    LC Control Number2011277602
    OCLC/WorldCa753624850

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In Bunch of Amateurs, Jack Hitt visits a number of different garages." That blurb does not match this book. This is a book called Bunch of Amateurs because that last word most accurately captures this essential quality that runs through these stories.

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Jack Hitt recounts America's many amateur inventors and tinkerers, from Benjamin Franklin's experiments with electricity to Mark Zuckerberg's social media website, and profiles the current crop of.

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As an amateur performer for more than 40 years I saw myself many times as I watched characterisics that I could easily identify with /5(4). A guide through the sometimes-consequential, sometimes-zany realm of amateurs. Veteran journalist Hitt (Off the Road: A Modern-Day Walk Down the Pilgrim's Route into Spain,etc.) posits that various brands of amateurism conceived in the interest of advancing knowledge offer meaningful insights into a uniquely American narrative thread holds together nicely through chapters.

In Bunch of Amateurs he brings that to perfection. The book is about cranks, but it is also about the strange crucible of social tensions and intellectual assumptions inside of which our ‘knowledge’ gets made.” (John Jeremiah Sullivan).

In “Bunch of Amateurs,” the journalist Jack Hitt explores the tension between professionalism and the proud amateurism he believes is bred into our national character. In Bunch of Amateurs, Jack Hitt visits a number of different garages and has written a fascinating book that looks at America's current batch of amateurs and their pursuits.

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A Bunch of Amateurs. by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman. Presented by arrangement with Samuel French Ltd. Keen to boost his flagging career, fading Hollywood action hero Jefferson Steele arrives in England to play King Lear in Stratford – only to find that this is not the birthplace of the Bard, but a sleepy Suffolk village.

Directed by Andy Cadiff. With Burt Reynolds, Alexandra Weaver, Elesia Marie, Sarah Goldberg. A sleazy Hollywood agent tricks one of his clients, a faded action star, into playing King Lear in an amateur charity production in England/10().