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The Biography Book


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Describes and evaluates over 10,000 biographical works, including books of fact and fiction, biographies for young readers, and documentaries and movies, all based on the lives of over 500 historical figures.

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Introduction Author Index Title Index Occupation Index Nataionality Index Time and Place Index Subject Index

About the Author

Daniel S. Burt has been a college literature professor at New York University and Wesleyan University for more than 20 years. He received his doctorate from New York University, specializing in the Victorian novel. Daniel Burt has taught courses on 19th- and 20th-century fiction, most recently in the Graduate Liberal Studies Program at Wesleyan University. He is the author of What Historical Novel Do I Read Next?, a reader's guide to nearly 7,000 historical novels, and The Literary 100: A Ranking of the Most Influential Novelists, Playwrights, and Poets of All Time.


"Burt provides a reliable, current, and useful guide for general readers. Recommended for public and small college libraries." - Choice
"[M]erits a place in most libraries." - Reference Reviews
"Thorough indexing is crucial in readers' advisory guides, and this volume provides several indexes to facilitate access to the listings. . . . Burt . . . has provided librarians with a valuable tool." - Reference Books Bulletin/Booklist
"We were delighted that the author added biographies for young people in most of the entries, but the principal focus is on the serious adult collection. Recommended as an excellent selection guide for larger collections." - Blanche Woolls & David Loertscher (
"This very valuable annotated index of English biographical sources is up to date and includes several works from 2000." - American Reference Books Annual

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