American National Biography (American National Biography Supplement)

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9780195150636: American National Biography (American National Biography Supplement)

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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Mark C. Carnes is at Barnard College.

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To be included in the 24-volume set of ANB (1999), a person had to have died before 1996; the first supplement adds 400 biographies, primarily of people who died between 1996 and early 2001. Among those making their first appearance in ANB are George Burns, Eldridge Cleaver, Greer Garson, Barbara Jordan, Stanley Kubrick, and Walter Payton. Some individuals (Jean-Michel Basquiat, Diamond Jim Brady, Eliot Ness) missing from the original volumes have also been added. The "Index by Occupations and Realms of Renown" has been slightly reformatted and encompasses entries from both the supplement and its parent set. RBB
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