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Biography & Personal Papers



link to catalog page WONG, American Paper Son

American Paper Son

A Chinese Immigrant in the Midwest

Author: Wayne Hung Wong
Pub Date: December 2006

A captivating look at a hidden chapter in Chinese American history   learn more...

link to catalog page EWING, The Bill Monroe Reader Author: Edited by Tom Ewing
Pub Date: Cloth: 2000; Paper: 2006

This multi-faceted and richly illustrated reader traces the career of the “Father of Bluegrass Music” who transformed a local musical style into a unique national music form   learn more...

link to catalog page GIUNTA, A Civil War Soldier of Christ and Country

A Civil War Soldier of Christ and Country

The Selected Correspondence of John Rodgers Meigs, 1859-64

Author: Edited by Mary A. Giunta
Pub Date: August 2006

The earnest experiences of an intelligent, sincere, and brave young Union soldier   learn more...

link to catalog page, Diary of a Philosophy Student Author: Simone de Beauvoir
Pub Date: November 2006

Revelatory insights into the early life and thought of the preeminent French feminist philosopher   learn more...

link to catalog page NIJINSKY, The Diary of Vaslav Nijinsky Author: Edited by Joan Acocella
Pub Date: September 2006

A uniquely personal record of a great artist’s descent into madness   learn more...

link to catalog page EATON, Hardy Cross

Hardy Cross

American Engineer

Author: Leonard K. Eaton
Pub Date: November 2006

The first biography of one of America's most brilliant civil engineers   learn more...

link to catalog page BAKER, Jesse Owens

Jesse Owens

An American Life

Author: William J. Baker
Pub Date: June 2006

The rise and fall of one of sport’s most enduring icons   learn more...

link to catalog page, Author: Ben Johnston
Pub Date: November 2006

The selected writings of an innovative composer   learn more...

link to catalog page BIRCHALL, Onoto Watanna

Onoto Watanna

The Story of Winnifred Eaton

Author: Diana Birchall
Pub Date: 2006

The fascinating biography of an almost fictional best-selling novelist, journalist, and scriptwriter, who succeeded in overcoming the barriers of race and gender.   learn more...

link to catalog page RINKEL, The Picshuas of H. G. Wells

The Picshuas of H. G. Wells

A Burlesque Diary

Author: Gene K. Rinkel and Margaret E. Rinkel
Pub Date: May 2006

Recovering and analyzing Wells' amazing wealth of sketches and caricatures   learn more...

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