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U-X-L Encyclopedia of World Biography
ISBN: 0787664650
Publication Date: 2002-11-15
A collection of 750 biographies and portraits of notable historic and current figures in American and world history, literature, science and math, arts and entertainment, and the social sciences.

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Major 21st Century Writers
ISBN: 9780787694012
Publication Date: 2004-12-01
Contains detailed biographical and bibliographical information on the most-studied authors at the turn of the twenty-first century. More than 1,000 fully-updated entries cover the most influential contemporary writers and their careers through 2004.

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Contemporary Poets
ISBN: 9781558623491
Publication Date: 2000-09-28
Concise discussions of the lives and principal works of poets from around the world, written by subject experts.

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Contemporary Novelists
ISBN: 9781558624085
Publication Date: 2000-10-10
Concise discussions of the lives and principal works of contemporary novelists, written by subject experts.

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African Literature and Its Times - Joyce Moss; Lorraine Valestuk; David Galens
ISBN: 9780787637279
Publication Date: 2000-06-16
Examines the relationship between the political/social climate during which books were written and the works themselves. This volume focuses on major fiction, poetry and nonfiction from Africa.

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Middle Eastern Literature and Its Times - Joyce Moss; David Galens
ISBN: 9780787637316
Publication Date: 2004-06-25
Examines the relationship between the political/social climate during which books were written and the works themselves. This volume focuses on major fiction, poetry and nonfiction from the Middle East.

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New Dictionary of the History of Ideas - Maryanne Cline Horowitz
ISBN: 0684313774
Publication Date: 2004-12-03
A six-volume survey of the history of Western thought and culture, presented through 700 alphabetically arranged entries. Each entry explores the origin, cultural interpretations, and historical themes of such subjects as beauty, love, feminism, diversity, and social capital, among many others. For students and general readers.

 

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The Middle East
Call Number: DVD 973 MID
Examines the Middle East conflict over the past 50 years, highlighting major figures and events. Discusses the Arab-Israeli conflict, Cold War tensions, and oil reserves as reasons for U.S. involvement. 27 minutes.

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Long Walk to Freedom - Nelson Mandela
Call Number: B MAN
ISBN: 0316545856
Publication Date: 1994-11-01
Autobiography of the South African hero who has dedicated his life to fight against social oppression and apartheid related in text with accompanying photographs.

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Nelson Mandela - Barry Denenberg
Call Number: B MAN
ISBN: 059044154X
Publication Date: 1991-09-01
Tells the story of Nelson Mandela, civil rights worker and member of the African National Congress, who spent twenty-six years in jail for fighting against apartheid in South Africa.

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Winnie Mandela - James Haskins
Call Number: B MAN
ISBN: 0399215158
Publication Date: 1988-05-09
Follows the life of the woman who married a prominent leader for racial equality in South Africa and then became an activist in that field herself.

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African Princess - Joyce Hansen; Laurie McGaw (Illustrator)
Call Number: 960.09 HAN
ISBN: 0786851163
Publication Date: 2004-09-01
Six brief biographies of African princesses from Hatshepsut of Ancient Egypt to the contemporary Elizabeth of Toro.

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