Books and Reading in the Lives of Notable Americans: A by John McCrossan

By John McCrossan

Books and analyzing have contributed to the luck of generations of usa citizens, lots of whom have had unique careers and feature left their mark on heritage. whereas the accomplishments of those striking american citizens are renowned, their adventures with books and interpreting are much less popular. a few have struggled to realize entry to books, whereas others have been lucky adequate to be uncovered to literature at an early age. This reference surveys the position books and studying have performed within the lives of awesome americans from colonial instances to the present.

Included are alphabetically prepared entries for fifty amazing americans from more than a few ancient sessions, professions, and racial and ethnic backgrounds. Many are featured prominently in class and school texts, whereas others are an important a part of pop culture. Such varied figures as Benjamin Franklin, Helen Keller, Willa Cather, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Mark Twain, Oprah Winfrey, and Ronald Reagan are coated. every one access features a dialogue of books and examining within the person's lifestyles, a chronology, and a short bibliography.

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