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The 20-volume set records the lives of 19,173 celebrated women and men who have made significant contributions to American life. Included are 19,173 biographies covering peoples who died through 1980 in 10 base volumes and 10 supplements. In addition, a comprehensive index to the entire set is available. Explorers, artists, scientists, inventors, business leaders, criminals, political figures, diplomats, and outstanding individuals from over 700 fields of endeavor are chronicled in signed biographies by specialists.
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<:;st> Cited in BCL3 and Sheehy. The Dictionary of American Biography, in 20 base volumes and, now, ten supplements, currently includes 19,173 concise biographies of notable Americans. The Dictionary, which excludes living people, was originally published in 20 base volumes between 1927 and 1936. Supplementary volumes cover persons who died in succeeding five-year periods. Supplement Ten (1976-1980), with 519 biographies, adds Charlie Chaplin, Alfred Hitchcock, Howard Hughes, John Lennon, Margaret Mead, Jesse Owens, Elvis Presley, and Norman Rockwell. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
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Book Description Charles Scribner's Sons, 1995. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M068419399X