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. Some of those profiled in Vol. 3 include: Arthur Ashe, John Cage, Agnes DeMille, Jerry Garcia, Alex Haley, Linus Pauling and many more.
"Biographees 'came from every race, ethnic group, socioeconomic class and region of the US' and made significant contributions to American life...The biographees' major accomplishments are placed in historical and cultural context, and each well-written essay includes the usual biographical data as well as annotated bibliographies. Photographs accompany most entries. Each volume has a 'Directory of Contributors' and indexes for occupations and subjects cumulative for that and previous volumes. This valuable, high-quality reference is highly recommended for school, public, and academic libraries."
-- Library Journal (May 1, 2001)
Price: US $229.00