American Game Changers: Invention, Innovation & Transformation

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Pub. Date: April 2020
ISBN: 978-1-64265-260-4
1,000 pages
Price: $195.00

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Game Changer: "a person or idea that effects a significant shift in the current manner or doing or thinking about something."

This new resource from H.W. Wilson chronicles the people, ideas, and events that have changed the way the world works. From innovators and entrepreneurs to the groundbreaking events, ideas, and technologies that have changed the rules of the game, American Game Changers includes nearly 500 entries designed to inform, enlighten and educate.

Coverage is broad, ranging from the late 20th century to the present, and includes business, technology, media, sports, entertainment, and more. Content includes the following profiles:

  • Steve Jobs
  • 9/11
  • Personal DNA Tests
  • Jeff Bezos
  • Black Lives Matter
  • Oprah Winfrey
  • #MeToo
  • Invention of the ATM
  • Madonna
  • Offshore Workforce
  • Apollo 11
  • Cell Phones
  • Artificial Intelligence/Voice Recognition
  • Rise of Music and Video Streaming Services
  • Invention of Prozac
  • MTV and the Music Video
  • Social Media Influencers
  • 24-Hour News Cycles
  • Each essay will start with valuable data including category, industry affected, and wider impact. Biographies will include personal information relevant to how the individual changed the game. Other essays will focus on the development and implementation of a technology or idea. All entries include sources for further reading. Many entries include photos and illustrations.

    Back matter includes several valuable finding guides, including a chronology of events, category index, and person index.

    Print Purchase Includes Free Online Access on the Salem Press Online Platform