Jackson Lears Has Won Accolades For His Skill In Identifying The Rich And Unexpected Layers Of Meaning Beneath The Familiar And Mundane In Our Lives Now, He Challenges The Conventional Wisdom That The Protestant Ethic Of Perseverance, Industry, And Disciplined Achievement Is What Made America Great Turning To The Deep, Seldom Acknowledged Reverence For Luck That Runs Through Our Entire History From Colonial Times To The Early Twenty First Century, Lears Traces How Luck, Chance, And Gambling Have Shaped And, At Times, Defined Our National Character.
T J Jackson Lears born 1947 is an American cultural and intellectual historian with interests in comparative religious history, literature and the visual arts, folklore and folk beliefs He is the Board of Governors Professor of History at Rutgers University and Editor in Chief of the Raritan Quarterly Review.
- 416 pages
- Something for Nothing: Luck in America
- Jackson Lears
- 26 March 2017 Jackson Lears