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The American Myth of Success by Richard Weiss

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Author: Richard Weiss
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ISBN: 0252060431
ASIN: 0252060431
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Category: Non-Fiction
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In 2012, Seth recommended "The American Myth of Success" by Richard Weiss and said...

The evolution of our culture as seen through self-improvment books. Weiss starts around the Civil War and goes up to the 1950s. What we read reflected who we were and where we were going.

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ISBN-10: 0252060431
ISBN-13: 9780252060434
Goodreads: 182396

Author(s):Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Published: 9/1/1988

From the introduction: "Tradition has it that every American child receives, as part of his birthright, the freedom to mold his own life. . . . However inaccurate as a description of American society, the success myth reflects what millions believe that society is or ought to be. The degree to which opportunity has or has not been available in our society is a subject for empirical investigation. It rests within the realm of verifiable fact. The belief that opportunity exists for all is a subject for intellectual analysis and rests within the realm of ideology. This latter dimension of the success myth is the primary focus of this book."

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