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The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (Hardback)
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The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (Hardback)

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Hardback 942 Pages / Published: 26/05/1995
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The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography is a comprehensive biographical reference of Americans, both living and dead. It is not based on any pre-existing work but has been originally compiled with the help of over one hundred consultants, many of international stature, representing different fields of endeavour. Containing over 8900 brief biographies, this book is written for anyone interested in having a basic but eminently readable reference to one's living contemporaries and their achievements as well as to historically important figures. The work covers all careers and all of the history of the United States, from colonial times to the present day. Special attention has been given to provide coverage to worthy individuals belonging to groups often neglected in the past, such as women, African-Americans, and other minority groups.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521402583
Number of pages: 942
Weight: 2090 g
Dimensions: 254 x 203 x 49 mm


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"A comprehensive biographical dictionary that should fast become a standard reference because of its broad inclusion. Highly recommended." Reference Book Review
"The publisher and editor deserve commendation for offering such a wide cross section of occupation holders. Here are criminals, judges and legal scholars, financiers, musicians, social activists, manufacturers and inventors, athletes and coaches, writers, and soldiers....this is the best one-volume biographical dictionary on the market today, and is strongly recommended for all libraries." ARBA
"...both a valuable addition to existing American biographical dictionaries and a summary of individuals currently deemed important to the development of American society....Based on overall coverage and quality, this work is recommended for all libraries." Library Journal
"...libraries will want to add this work to their collections..." Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin
"...recent additions and wider scope make it worth purchasing..." School Library Journal
"...consciously addresses the gender, racial, and ethnic balance lacking in previous dictionaries and not only includes traditionally important fields such as politics and the military but also emphasizes artists, scientists, financiers, social reformers, etc., and does not neglect the infamous... Editor Bowman succeeds in his goal to provide accurate information in a ready reference form for nonspecialists. Recommended for public and undergraduate academic libraries." Choice
"I am impressed by the variety of occupations represented....Libraries...definitely should purchase this work....Highly recommended." Book Report
"A must-have for the generalist reference collection." Reference and Research Book News

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