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Finding Oz How L. Frank Baum Discovered the Great American Story

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ISBN-10: 0547055102

ISBN-13: 9780547055107

Edition: 2009

Authors: Evan I. Schwartz

List price: $39.50
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A groundbreaking new look at an American icon-THE WIZARD OF OZ FINDING OZ tells the remarkable tale behind one of the world's most enduring and and best-loved stories. Offering profound new insights into the true origins and meaning behind L. Frank Baum's 1900 masterwork, it delves into the personal turmoil and spiritual transformation that fueled Baum's fantastical parable of the American Dream. Before becoming an impresario of children's adventure tales, the JK Rowling of his age, Baum failed at a series of careers and nearly lost his soul before setting him off on a journey of discovery that would lead to the Land of Oz. Drawing on original research, Evan I. Schwartz debunks once and for…    
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Book details

List price: $39.50
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 4/23/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 400
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.254
Language: English

EVAN I. SCHWARTZ is a former award-winning editor at Business Week and the author of The Last Lone Inventor, named one of the seventy-five best business books of all time by Fortune. The idea for Finding Oz came to him while reading Baum's classic to his daughter at bedtime.