American Lives, Volume 2

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'American Lives' is a collection of biographical essays of both well-known and lesser-known historical figures. Written by biographer Willard Sterne Randall, whose biography of Benedict Arnold was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, and Nancy Nahra, each chapter in the collections a succinct, briskly written portrait of an important American. Selections are balanced according to gender, ethnicity, geographical region, and historical period. Each essay begins with a brief consideration of the historical context and concludes with provocative questions for thought and discussion and suggestions for further reading.

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About the author (1996)

Willard Sterne Randall is an American historian and author who specializes in biographies related to the American colonial period and the American Revolution. He was born on March 13, 1942 in Philadelphia, PA. His books include: A Little Revenge: Benjamin Franklin & His Son, Benedict Arnold: Patriot and Traitor, Thomas Jefferson: A Life and Ethan Allen: His Life and Times. Randall also teaches American history at Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont.

Nahra, is an award-winning poet.

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