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Featuring more than 80 new entries and hundreds of revisions, this second edition of a classic resource is the most in-depth and analytical of its kind.
Comprehensive in scope and meticulous in detail, The Encyclopedia of American Biography examines more than 1,000 Americans who have contributed to the historical and cultural richness of the American scene, from the earliest explorers to those making headlines today.
Each entry is at least a full page in length, which allows for two sections. The first, the objective section, outlines all the notable facts, dates and events of the figure's career. The second section, a subjective essay written by a prominent scholar or authority who specializes in the individual being discussed, fills the gap left by facts alone. It evaluates and puts in context the subject's contributions to American life and thinking and it discusses his or her style and personality: It brings the facts to life. The book also includes cross-references, showing how these lives affected those of their contemporaries and successors, and recommended sources for further reading.
The only single-volume biographical reference to offer in-depth information, The Encyclopedia of American Biography is a cornerstone to every home, professional and public library.
Title: Encyclopedia of American Biography: In-Depth Profiles of Over 1,000 Prominent Americans [2nd Edition]
Edition: First Edition
Publisher: HarperCollins: October 1996
ISBN Number: 0062700170
ISBN Number 13: 9780062700179
Book Condition: Collectible - Good
Jacket Condition: Very Good
Item: 4.63 Item
Seller ID: 33231
Description: A stated first edition, with a full number line. Book is clean and tight. There is light foxing on the page edges. There is a remainder mark on the bottom page edges. We put tracking on every shipment.