The Craig Fahle Show

America’s Obsessives: The Compulsive Energy That Built a Nation

September 9, 2013

Photo courtesy of Joshua Kendall

"The movers and shakers have always been obsessive nuts. Name any mover or shaker you like–I don’t care if it’s Attila the Hun or Jesus of Nazareth or Karl Marx or F.D.R. or Winston Churchill. They were all obsessive nuts. They were not even-minded people who saw both sides of the question. Far from it.” —Theodore Sturgeon, late American science fiction author and screenwriter

What did Charles Lindbergh, Estee Lauder and Baseball legend Ted Williams have in common? The were all great, and they all had obsessive personalities. Author Joshua C. Kendall joins Craig to discuss his book, America’s Obsessives: The Compulsive Energy That Built a Nation.

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