Looking for other books containing biographical information? Click on the tab titled "Search the library catalog" in order to view an online list of biographical reference resources within Pikes Peak Library District's print collection.
What is a reference book? This is a book that cannot be checked out from the library. However, these books are intended to be referred to while researching a topic or person. They are typically authoritative and scholarly, making them great resources for students.
Told more as stories than history lessons, the biographies in American National Biography Supplement I recount the tales of all the different people who shaped America--leaders, composers, entertainers, entrepreneurs, writers, scientists, and outlaws. Each one written by an expert in the fieldand masterfully woven together to present the most accurate and up-to-date information, the entries bring forth a powerful narrative of America's past and some of the most important figures that went into its formation.
Entries illustrated with film and television stills and other archival material chart the careers of 330 actors from the era of silent film to today's blockbusters. Expert text gives an entertaining overview and color-coded timelines provide an at-a-glance guide to the actor's career, their roles, movie release dates, earnings and awards.
American Inventors, Entrepreneurs, and Business Visionaries, Revised Edition profiles more than 300 important Americans from colonial times to the present. Featuring such inventors and entrepreneurs as Thomas Edison and Madame C.J. Walker, this revised resource provides in-depth information on robber barons and their counterparts as well as current visionaries such as Bill Gates. This A-to-Z biographical dictionary has been fully updated to include an array of new and fascinating biographies, from financier Warren Buffet to music mogul Jay-Z.