A Biographical Dictionary of People in Engineering

From the Earliest Records Until 2000

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Author: Carl W. Hall

Publisher: Purdue University Press

ISBN: 9781557534590

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 264

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This book lists the work and contributions of thousands of people from many countries, representing numerous fields of endeavor, over many centuries. This work contains the necrologies (names, dates, and a brief biography) up to the year 2000 of people involved in engineering and invention literature. This book is a must for reference collections and those in the media who cover the field of engineering advancement.

Handbook for Research in American History

A Guide to Bibliographies and Other Reference Works

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Author: Francis Paul Prucha

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803287310

Category: History

Page: 214

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When the Handbook for Research in American History was first published, reviewers called it "an excellent tool for historians of all interests and levels of experience . . . simple to use, and concisely worded" (Western Historical Quarterly) and "an excellent work that fulfills its title in being portable yet well-filled" (Reference Reviews). The Journal of American History added, "It is not easy to produce a reference work that is utilitarian and enriching and does not duplicate existing works. Professor Prucha has done the job very well." This second, revised edition takes account of the revolution that is occurring in bibliographic science as printed reference works extend to electronic databases, CD-ROMs, and online networks such as the Internet. Focusing on and expanding the major section of the original Handbook, it provides information on traditional printed works, describes new guides and updated versions of old ones, notes the availability of reference works and of some full-text sources in electronic form, and discusses the usefulness to researchers of different kinds of material and the forms in which they are available. Extensive cross-referencing and a detailed index that includes authors, subjects, and titles enhance the book's usefulness.

Reference Sources in History

An Introductory Guide

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Author: Ronald H. Fritze,Brian E. Coutts,Louis Andrew Vyhnanek

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0874368839

Category: History

Page: 334

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Fully annotated and completely updated—the most comprehensive guide to reference books in the field of history. * This guide includes 900+ complete entries for reference works and provides complete bibliographic information for over 400 other works * Descriptive annotations provide guidance to quality reference materials and offer a useful and time-saving alternative to research using the Internet * Topical chapters and detailed index help readers locate the materials they need for research and allow for effective searches of more obscure topics * The guide includes materials of interest for undergraduates, graduate students, academic researchers, and educated general readers

Biographical Dictionary of Radio

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Author: Christopher H. Sterling

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136993762

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 480

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The Biographical Encyclopedia of American Radio presents the very best biographies of the internationally acclaimed three-volume Encyclopedia of Radio in a single volume. It includes more than 200 biographical entries on the most important and influential American radio personalities, writers, producers, directors, newscasters, and network executives. With 23 new biographies and updated entries throughout, this volume covers key figures from radio’s past and present including Glenn Beck, Jessie Blayton, Fred Friendly, Arthur Godfrey, Bob Hope, Don Imus, Rush Limbaugh, Ryan Seacrest, Laura Schlesinger, Red Skelton, Nina Totenberg, Walter Winchell, and many more. Scholarly but accessible, this encyclopedia provides an unrivaled guide to the voices behind radio for students and general readers alike.

Supplement to the Dictionary of American Library Biography

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Author: Wayne A. Wiegand

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9780872875869

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 184

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This work records the accomplishments of the leaders of library science with 51 thoroughly researched biographies of individuals whose contributions have profoundly influenced the profession's history. The biographical sketches, ranging in length from 1,400 to 4,000 words, were researched, written, and reviewed by noted authorities in the library and information science community.

Janet and Jackie

The Story of a Mother and Her Daughter, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

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Author: Jan Pottker

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466852305

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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Despite hundreds of books and thousands of articles on Jackie Kennedy, surprisingly little is known about her mother's role in her life and achievements. Often dismissed as a social climber who faded into the woodwork after she divorced Jackie's father-the dashing, disreputable "Black Jack" Bouvier-and married the rich Hugh D. Auchincloss, Janet not only played a pivotal part in Jackie's own wedding to JFK, but often served as a stand-in for Jackie during the White House years, and helped her cope with John and Caroline after the assassination. The only book to explore this fascinating mother-daughter relationship, Janet & Jackie is filled with stories that shed new light on the personal life of an American icon.

Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations

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Author: Elizabeth Knowles

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199208956

Category: Reference

Page: 479

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More than five thousand quotations, that range in time from Scott's Antarctic expedition in 1912 to the attack on the World Trade Center in 2001, are gathered in a comprehensive, updated resource that evokes a fascinating picture of the social, political, cultural, and scientific highlights of modern times.

Dictionary of American Library Biography

Second supplement

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Author: Donald G. Davis

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781563088681

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 250

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Presents profiles of librarians noted for their work in public libraries, academic libraries, and archives.