American national biography. Supplement 1 (Book, 2002) [University of Maryland, College Park]
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American national biography. Supplement 1

Author: Paul F Betz
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Told more as stories than history lessons, the biographies in American National Biography Supplement I recount the tales of all the different people who shaped America--leaders, composers, entertainers, entrepreneurs, writers, scientists, and outlaws. Each one written by an expert in the field and masterfully woven together to present the most accurate and up-to-date information, the entries bring forth a powerful  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Dictionaries
Indexes
Biography Dictionaries
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul F Betz
ISBN: 0195150635 9780195150636
OCLC Number: 225959788
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 792 pages ; 28 cm
Responsibility: edited by Paul Betz.

Abstract:

Told more as stories than history lessons, the biographies in American National Biography Supplement I recount the tales of all the different people who shaped America--leaders, composers, entertainers, entrepreneurs, writers, scientists, and outlaws. Each one written by an expert in the field and masterfully woven together to present the most accurate and up-to-date information, the entries bring forth a powerful narrative of America's past and some of the most important figures that went into its formation. As the first in a series, ANB Supplement I extends the coverage from the original ANB to include notables who died prior to the end of 1999. This adds another four years of captivating history to the original 24-volume print edition's cutoff date of 1995. Among the biographies in the Supplement are articles first published in the ANB Online. The result is hour after absorbing hour spent exploring the dance of Gene Kelly and the music of Ella Fitzgerald along with the lives of Revolutionary War General Peter Gansevoort and literary scholar Fredson Bowers, among many, many others. With over 400 new listings, bibliographies after each entry, and a cumulative revised index of occupations and realms of renown, the Supplement continues the ANB tradition of bringing the people who have meant so much to this country to the forefront.
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