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Gumption, relighting the torch of freedom with America's gutsiest troublemakers, Nick Offerman

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Gumption, relighting the torch of freedom with America's gutsiest troublemakers, Nick Offerman
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 375-377)
resource.biographical
collective biography
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Main title
Gumption
Nature of contents
bibliography
Oclc number
897016429
Responsibility statement
Nick Offerman
Sub title
relighting the torch of freedom with America's gutsiest troublemakers
Summary
As a follow up to his autobiography, Paddle Your Own Canoe, the star of Parks and Recreation now focuses on the lives of those who inspired him. From George Washington to Willie Nelson, he describes twenty-one heroic figures and why they inspire in him such great meaning. He combines serious history with light-hearted humor -- comparing, say, George Washington's wooden teeth to his own experience as a woodworker. The subject matter allows Offerman to expound upon his favorite topics, areas such as religion, politics, woodworking and handcrafting, agriculture, creativity, philosophy, fashion, and, of course, meat
Table of contents
Introduction -- Part 1: Freemasons. George Washington -- Benjamin Franklin -- James Madison -- Frederick Douglass -- Part 2: Idealists. Theodore Roosevelt -- Frederick Law Olmsted -- Eleanor Roosevelt -- Tom Laughlin -- Wendell Berry -- Barney Frank -- Yoko Ono -- Michael Pollan -- Part 3: Makers. Thomas Lie-Nielsen -- Nat Benjamin -- George Nakashima -- Carol Burnett -- Jeff Tweedy -- George Saunders -- Laurie Anderson -- Willie Nelson -- Conan O'Brien -- Epilogue

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