The Scribner encyclopedia of American lives

By Jackson, Kenneth T. & Markoe, Karen & Markoe, Arnie

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ISBN
978-0-68480-492-7
Publisher
New York : Charles Scribner's Sons, 1998-


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Reviewed on February 15, 1999

The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives (SEAL) is a biographical dictionary series in which each subsequent volume will cover a five-year period. Scribner envisions SEAL as the continuation of the Dictionary of American Biography (DAB). Volume 1 "contains the biographies of 494 persons who died between 1 January 1981 and 31 December 1985." Selection criteria are that the biographees made significant contributions to American life and culture, e.g., Grace Kelly and Archibald Macleish, or "deserve to be remembered," e.g., Dian Fossey, Dewey Markham, and Karen Ann Quinlan. An appreci...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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