The 101 Most Influential People Who Never Lived: How Characters of Fiction, Myth, Legends, Television, and Movies Have Shaped Our Society, Changed Our Behavior, and Set the Course of History

The 101 Most Influential People Who Never Lived: How Characters of Fiction, Myth, Legends, Television, and Movies Have Shaped Our Society, Changed Our Behavior, and Set the Course of History

Dan Karlan, Allan Lazar, Jeremy Salter


From Santa Claus to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, from Uncle Sam to Uncle Tom, here's a compelling, eye-opening, and eternally enjoyable compendium of fictional trendsetters and world-shakers who've assisted in shaping our tradition and our lives. The one hundred and one so much Influential those that by no means Lived deals interesting histories of our such a lot loved, hated, feared, and respected invented icons and the indelible marks they made on civilization, together with:

# 28: Rosie the Riveter, the buff, blue-collar manufacturing unit employee who helped jump-start the Women's Liberation flow

# 7: Siegfried, the mythical warrior-hero of Teutonic nationalism answerable for propelling Germany into international wars

# eighty: Icarus, the headstrong high-flyer who encouraged the Wright brothers and humankind's goals of defying gravity . . . whereas demonstrating the urgent want for flight assurance

# fifty eight: Saint Valentine, the hapless, de-canonized loser who misplaced his center and head at in regards to the related time

# forty three: Barbie, the bodacious plastic babe who grew to become a job version for hundreds of thousands of little women, surroundings an very unlikely ordinary for good looks and magnificence

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