This volume includes 500 biographies of Americans -- from the artists and writers to the politicians and military figures, the reformers and the criminals -- who flourished during the tumultuous 1960s. Rather than focusing on a subject's entire life, more detail is placed on events in the life and contributions of the biographee. In addition, the volume is arranged in a handy A-Z format and includes an occupational subject list and comprehensive index.
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"The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives: The 1960s (SEAL 1960s) is the second in the SEAL Thematic Series dedicated to a specific topic or chronological period in the U.S. history. While SEAL, which is the continuation of the Dictionary of American Biography, covers those who are deceased, the Thematic Series include both living and deceased Americans. The two alphabetically arranged volumes in SEAL 1960s contain biographical sketches, usually between 1,000 and 2,000 words, of 647 figures who 'define the decade, or who were influential at the time.' ... The signed entries, written by scholars, begin with a brief summary of the person's chronology and important accomplishments. This if followed by a narrative of the subject's life; the focus is specifically on activities during the 1960s, although other key points are also mentioned. In many cases, a black-and-white photograph accompanies the narrative, which concludes with an assessment of the subject's overall contribution and a brief bibliography listing a few key sources. ...There is little overlap between coverage here and in other components of SEAL, though some like Joe Namath or Richard Nixon will appear in more than one volume. In these cases, the entries for SEAL 1960s are newly written, Both an occupations index and an alphabetical list of subjects at the back of volume 2 cover the main SEAL series and thematic subsets. Recommended for all high-school, public, and academic libraries wanting complete SEAL coverage or libraries wanting to supplement their collection of 1960s resources with a purely biographical approach."
-- Booklist (June 2003)
Price: US $396.00