Nearly every boy who grew up watching Superman cartoons and movies, or reading Man of Steel comic books probably wanted to be Superman at one point or another. He was the strongest, fastest, most honest man on the planet (although not from this planet), and his only weakness was a green rock from Krypton, his home planet.
Author Larry Tie has written a history of Superman, Superman: The High-Flying History of America's Most Enduring Hero, and recently spoke about his book at Google (Cambridge).
You can read a short excerpt over at WBUR's Here and Now site.
Larry Tye comes to Google Cambridge to talk about his book: Superman: The High-Flying History of America's Most Enduring Hero. Seventy five years ago Superman was created and he has been an American icon since. Larry Tye talks about how the Man of Steel has changed along the way as well as his own journeys in pursuit of Superman.