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By John McCrossan

Books and studying have contributed to the good fortune of generations of american citizens, lots of whom have had distinct careers and feature left their mark on historical past. whereas the accomplishments of those impressive american citizens are popular, their adventures with books and interpreting are much less frequent. 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 function books and interpreting have performed within the lives of striking american citizens from colonial occasions to the present.

Included are alphabetically prepared entries for fifty striking american citizens from a number old 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 various figures as Benjamin Franklin, Helen Keller, Willa Cather, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Mark Twain, Oprah Winfrey, and Ronald Reagan are coated. each one access encompasses a dialogue of books and analyzing within the person's lifestyles, a chronology, and a short bibliography.

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