Books and Reading in the Lives of Notable Americans: A Biographical Sourcebook

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BOOKS AND READING IN THE LIVES OF NOTABLE AMERICANS
A Biographical Sourcebook

JOHN A. McCROSSAN

Gerard B. McCabe, Advisory Editor

GREENWOOD PRESS

Westport, Connecticut • London

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • Introduction xiii
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1947- ) 1
  • Sources 4
  • Jane Addams (1860-1935) 6
  • Sources 10
  • Arthur Ashe, Jr. (1943-1993) 12
  • Sources 16
  • James Baldwin (1924-1987) 17
  • Sources 21
  • Clara Barton (1821-1912) 23
  • Sources 27
  • Humphrey Bogart (1899-1957) 28
  • Sources 31
  • Andrew Carnegie (1815-1919) 32
  • Sources 36
  • Rachel Carson (1907-1964) 37
  • Sources 41
  • Willa Cather (1875-1947) 42
  • Sources 46
  • Cesar Chavez (1927-1993) 48
  • Sources 51
  • Shirley Chisholm (1924- ) 53
  • Sources 57
  • Sandra Cisneros (1954- ) 58
  • Eugene v. Debs (1855-1926) 63
  • Sources 68
  • Cecil B. Demille - (1881-1959) 69
  • Sources 72
  • Frederick Douglass (1817?-1895) 73
  • Sources 77
  • Bob Dylan - (1941- ) 78
  • Sources 82
  • Thomas A. Edison (1847-1931) 83
  • Sources 86
  • Albert Einstein (1879-1955) 88
  • Sources 92
  • Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) 93
  • Sources 98
  • Bill Gates (1955- ) 99
  • Sources 102
  • Robert Goddard (1882-1945) 103
  • Sources 105
  • Helen Hayes (1900-1993) 107
  • Sources 111
  • Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960) 112
  • Sources 116
  • Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) 118
  • Sources 122
  • Helen Keller (1880-1968) 123
  • Sources 129
  • John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) 130
  • Sources 135
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) 136
  • Sources 140
  • Stephen King (1947- ) 142
  • Sources 145
  • Robert E. Lee (1807-1870) 146
  • Sources 150
  • Douglas Macarthur (1880-1964) 151
  • Sources 156
  • Madonna (1958- ) 157
  • Sources 161
  • Horace Mann (1796-1859) 162
  • Sources 165
  • Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962) 167
  • Sources 172
  • Martina Navratilova (1956- ) 173
  • Sources 175
  • Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986) 177
  • Sources 181
  • Frances Perkins (1882-1965) 182
  • Sources 186
  • Jeannette Rankin (1880-1973) 187
  • Sources 191
  • Ronald Reagan (1911- ) 192
  • Sources 196
  • Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962) 197
  • Sources 201
  • Beverly Sills (1929- ) 202
  • Sources 205
  • Steven Spielberg (1947- ) 207
  • Sources 211
  • Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902) 212
  • Sources 219
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896) 220
  • Sources 224
  • Harry S Truman (1884-1972) 225
  • Sources 230
  • Gene Tunney (1898-1978) 232
  • Mark Twain (1855-1910) 237
  • Sources 241
  • John Wanamaker (1838-1922) 242
  • Sources 245
  • George Washington (1732-1799) 246
  • Sources 249
  • Emma Willard (1787-1870) 250
  • Sources 254
  • Oprah Winfrey (1954- ) 255
  • Sources 259
  • Selected Bibliography 261
  • Index 263
  • About the Author 269
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