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Authoritative and up-to-date listing of books available for the comparative biographies assignment.
  • Last Updated: Jul 30, 2015 12:18 PM
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The Assignment

Critical Comparative Book Review

See the A-Z listing of historical figures and the biographies about them that you can find in the library.  If you need help locating books, a librarian at the Information Desk will be happy to help you!

The books included on the links are those that librarians have reviewed to meet the following criteria:

  • Deceased figures only
  • Books must span full life - birth through death
  • No photo-biographies (aka, loaded with pictures)
  • Individuals only - no groups (ex: John Lennon=OK, Beatles=NO)
  • At least two acceptable biographies are available per historical individual

*The librarians aren't grading your paper, so make sure your book selections are approved by your instructor!  Also, different classes and/or instructors may have additional guidelines and criteria (geographic regions, time periods, etc.).

Americans: Colonial to 1865

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Americans: 1865 - Present

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International figures: 1500 to present

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Individuals born before 1600

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Guide Author

Justin Cronise
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jrcronise@genesee.edu

Individuals A-K

Caesar, Julius (100-44 B.C.)Gandhi, Mahatma (1869-1948)

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Individuals L-Z

Morrison, Jim (1943-1971)Stalin, Joseph (1879-1953)

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