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American National Biography: Supplement 2 [Hardcover]

May 12, 2005 0195222024 978-0195222029 Library Ed

Told more as stories than history lessons, the biographies in American National Biography, Supplement 2
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
As the second in a series, iSupplement 2r includes a
fascinating miscellany of 450 lives, ranging from 19th-century eccentric
Joshua Abraham Norton who died in 1880, to President Reagan and Rodney
Dangerfield, who died in 2004. Supplement 2 includes hundreds of figures of note from the past not included in the original edition of the ANB or Supplement 1.
biographies not in the original set as well as articles first published
in the ANB Online are included in the Supplement. The result is hour
after absorbing hour spent exploring the literary worlds of Ken Kesey
and Eudora Welty, the music of Tito Puente and Perry Como, numerous
statesmen and politicians and many, many others.
With over 500 new
listings, bibliographies after each entry, and a cumulative revised
index of occupations and realms of renown, Supplement 2 continues the ANB tradition of bringing the people who have meant so much to this country to the forefront.

  • Hardcover: 848 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA; Library Ed edition (May 12, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0195222024
  • ISBN-13: 978-0195222029

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Weight5.0 lbs
Dimensions11.0 × 3.0 × 9.0 in