American Lives, Volume 2
'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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