By Robert L. Gale
Whether for browsing or research, readers will reap rewards from this entertaining and enlightening compendium of the persons, events, institutions, and ideas of the era. Gale focuses on writers and their works, but also represented in the 500 entries are painters and politicians, social workers and industrialists, composers and inventors, explorers and evangelists; topics like crime, immigration, medicine, motion pictures, sports, and universities; and landmark events like the Panic of 1893, the Spanish-American War, and the World's Columbian Exposition. Fully cross-referenced and indexed, the dictionary also includes a chronology and a bibliography.
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