The Biography Book: A Reader's Guide to Nonfiction, Fictional, and Film Biographies of More Than 500 of the Most Fascinating Individuals of All Time (Google eBook)

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 629 pages
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From Marilyn to Mussolini, people captivate people. A&E's Biography, best-selling autobiographies, and biographical novels testify to the popularity of the genre. But where does one begin? Collected here are descriptions and evaluations of over 10,000 biographical works, including books of fact and fiction, biographies for young readers, and documentaries and movies, all based on the lives of over 500 historical figures from scientists and writers, to political and military leaders, to artists and musicians.

Each entry includes a brief profile, autobiographical and primary sources, and recommended works. Short reviews describe the pertinent biographical works and offer insight into the qualities and special features of each title, helping readers to find the best biographical material available on hundreds of fascinating individuals.

  

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Essentially a reader's guide to biographies, this reference lists both books and films on over 500 notable individuals in history. Arranged alphabetically by last name, the entries open with an ... Read full review

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Contents

A
3
Author Index
465
Index of Books and Other Works by Title
526
Index of Figures by Nationality
606
Index of Figures by Occupation
610
Index of Figures by Time Period and Place
616
Subject Index
621
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DANIEL S. BURT is a writer and has been a college literature professor at New York University and Wesleyan University for more than 20 years.

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