Daniel S. Burt

He is the author of several books, including The Literary 100, The Novel 100, The Chronology of American Literature, and The Biography Book. His latest books are The Drama 100 and a revision of the The Literary 100. He is also at work on a critical study of modern Irish literature.

The Biography Book

A Reader`s Guide To Nonfiction, Fictional, and Film Biographies of More Than 500 of the Most Fascinating Individuals of all Time.
Pages: 640
ISBN: 1573562564

$35.00 Inclusive of state and local taxes

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From Marilyn to Mussolini, people captivate people. A&E’s Biography, best-selling autobiographies, and biographical novels testify to the popularity of the genre. But where does one begin? Collected here are descriptions and evaluations of over 10,000 biographical works, including books of fact and fiction, biographies for young readers, and documentaries and movies, all based on the lives of over 500 historical figures from scientists and writers, to political and military leaders, to artists and musicians. Each entry includes a brief profile, autobiographical and primary sources, and recommended works. Short reviews describe the pertinent biographical works and offer insight into the qualities and special features of each title, helping readers to find the best biographical material available on hundreds of fascinating individuals.


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...merits a place in most libraries.
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Burt provides a reliable, current, and useful guide for general readers. Recommended for public and small college libraries.