Books and Reading in the Lives of Notable Americans

Books and Reading in the Lives of Notable Americans

A Biographical Sourcebook

eBook - 2000
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ABC-CLIO
Books and reading have contributed to the success of generations of Americans, many of whom have had distinguished careers and have left their mark on history. While the accomplishments of these notable Americans are well known, their adventures with books and reading are less familiar. This book discusses the reading activities of 50 notable Americans from a wide range of historical periods and professions and from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds. Many of these figures appear prominently in school and college texts or are part of popular culture. Included are alphabetically arranged entries for such readers as Benjamin Franklin, Helen Keller, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Mark Twain, Oprah Winfrey, and Ronald Reagan.

Greenwood Pub Group
Covers the reading of 50 notable Americans, including Benjamin Franklin, Helen Keller, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Mark Twain, Oprah Winfrey, and Ronald Reagan.

Book News
McCrossan (library and information science, U. of South Florida) provides a reference for teachers, students, parents, librarians, and others on the role books and reading have played in the lives of 50 notable Americans from early to modern times. They include Arthur Ashe, Cesar Chavez, Sandra Cisneros, Bob Dylan, Helen Keller, Martina Navratilova, Ronald Reagan, Mark Twain, and Oprah Winfrey. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2000
ISBN: 9780313007354
0313007357
Characteristics: data file,rda
1 online resource (xv, 267 pages)

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