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Authoritative and up-to-date listing of books available for the comparative biographies assignment.
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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

Click on the headings below to expand lists and click on names to view availability and call # of pre-evaluated books:

- Presidents of the United States
- Politicians & Military
- Civil War
- Women
- African Americans
- Native Americans
- Entrepreneurs
- Science, Medicine & Invention
- Literature
- Miscellaneous
 

Americans: 1865 to present

Click on the headings below to expand lists and click on names to view availability and call # of pre-evaluated books:

- Presidents of the United States
- Politicians & Military
- Women
- African Americans
- Native Americans
- Entrepreneurs
- Science, Medicine & Invention
- Sports & Entertainment
- Literature
- Music
- Art, Photography, etc.
- Miscellaneous
 

International figures: 1500 to present

Click on the headings below to expand lists and click on names to view availability and call # of pre-evaluated books:

- World Leaders
- Religious Figures
- Politicians, etc.
- War heroes/Revolutionaries, etc.
- International Women
- Science, Medicine & Invention
- Art & Architecture
- Literature & Philosophy
- Music & Entertainment
- Explorers
 

Individuals born before 1600

Click on the headings below to expand lists and click on names to view availability and call # of pre-evaluated books:

- Rulers
- Women
- Religious Figures
- Literature & Philosophy
- Politicans, etc.
- Explorers
- Artists
- Scientists

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Individuals A-K

Adams, Abigail (1744-1818)Caesar, Julius (100-44 B.C.)Gandhi, Mahatma (1869-1948)

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Individuals L-Z

Lee, Gypsy Rose (1914-1970)Morrison, Jim (1943-1971)Stalin, Joseph (1879-1953)

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