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The quest for fame

  • David Giles

Abstract

What is it about fame that has made it so attractive to people throughout history? What drove Alexander the Great, Cicero, P. T. Barnum and Ronnie Kray to emulate their idols, establish their names in the history books and gain the worldly recognition of the present time? In this chapter I consider a variety of factors that might contribute to the individual desire to be famous. Some of these are established psychological theories applied to the subject of fame, while others are more speculative.

Keywords

Club Foot Dung Beetle Historical Figure Famous People Famous Individual 
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