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Born Losers

A History of Failure in America

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$26.00 • £20.95 • €23.50

ISBN 9780674021075

Publication Date: 04/30/2006


384 pages

5-1/4 x 8 inches

30 halftones


  • List of Illustrations
  • Prologue: Lives of Quiet Desperation
  • 1. Going Bust in the Age of Go-Ahead
  • 2. A Reason in the Man
  • 3. We Are All Speculators
  • 4. Central Intelligence Agency, since 1841
  • 5. The Big Red Book of Third-Rate Men
  • 6. Misinformation and Its Discontents
  • 7. The War for Ambition
  • 8. Big Business and Little Men
  • Epilogue: Attention Must Be Paid
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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