Each volume in this series presents original scholarly biographies of more than 500 notable Americans. Articles range from 1,000 to 6,000 words, contain a photo of the individual, and provide a concise summary of achievements. Also detailed wherever possible, are family members; educational background; names of spouses and marriage and divorce dates; addresses of residences; and cause of death and place of burial. Among those profiled in Vol. 4: Ron Brown, Jeffrey Dahmer, Alfred Eisenstaedt, Clement Greenberg, Burl Ives and Richard M. Nixon. Each volume contains cumulative occupation and birthplace indexes.
"The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives (SEAL) is a biographical dictionary series in which each subsequent volume will cover a five-year period. Scribner envisions SEAL as the continuation of the Dictionary of American Biography (DAB). . . . An appreciable number of women and people of color are recognized. All biographies are signed contributions by 332 scholars. Readable and of varying length, these entries contain biographical references, and most are accompanied by a photograph of the biographee. . . . However, SEAL's greatest importance is that it places the individual in historical context. A valuable successor of the highly respected scholarly tradition set by the DAB."
-- Library Journal (STARRED REVIEW) February 15, 1999
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