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Here is a catalog of eccentrics--the men and women who broke the mold and give us a glimpse of inspired flakiness, a peek at the outrageous. Written in anecdotal style and arranged alphabetically, the stories reveal the most provocative highlights of larger-than-life legends like Howard Hughes, Mary Astor, Salvador DalAs and Aleister Crowley.150 September 12, 1889, Gould was encouraged by his father, a doctor, to take up the family profession. ... He borrowed money from his mother and traveled to North Dakota where, in his own words, he aquot;began measuring the heads of Indians. ... Reservation, and in March and April I measured the heads of a thousand Chippewas on the Turtle Mountain Reservation, and then my money ran out. I wrote ... He began submitting essays and poems to various little magazines in the Village.

Author:Jay Robert Nash
Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield - 1982-02-13


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