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Unlikely Fame free pdf This unique book depicts the stories of Americans born in poverty, who achieved national or international fame. Accessible to students and lay readers, this scholarly study describes poverty as a disability that typically stunts important areas of growth in childhood. Wagner shows how poverty hampers individuals and groups for their entire lives, even many of those who emerge from poverty. Examples of individuals with difficult childhoods who faced residual lifelong challenges are presented in the stories of 27 Americans, including athlete Babe Ruth, birth control advocate Margaret Sanger, singer Billie Holliday, author Jack London, actress Marilyn Monroe, black leader Malcolm X, singer Johnny Cash, comedian Richard Pryor, author Stephen King, and entertainer Oprah Winfrey. The book yields insight into successful individuals and how they coped, adapted, and ultimately achieved success.

About David Wagner

David Wagner, Professor of Social Work and Sociology at the University of Maine, is the award-winning author of eight previous books, including Confronting Homelessness: Poverty, Politics, and the Failure of Social Welfare.

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Author : David Wagner
Publisher : Paradigm Publishers
Data Published : 01 August 2014
ISBN : 1612057160
EAN : 9781612057163
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 205 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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