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Biography & Personal Papers



link to catalog page SALVATORE, Eugene V. Debs

Eugene V. Debs

Citizen and Socialist

Author: Nick Salvatore
Pub Date: March 2007

The triumphs and tragedies of a great American socialist   learn more...
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link to catalog page JULES-ROSETTE, Josephine Baker in Art and Life

Josephine Baker in Art and Life

The Icon and the Image

Author: Bennetta Jules-Rosette
Pub Date: March 2007

Beyond biography: a legendary performer’s legacy of imagery and symbolism   learn more...
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link to catalog page DIETHE, Nietzsche's Sister and the Will to Power

Nietzsche's Sister and the Will to Power

A Biography of Elisabeth Förster-Nietzsche

Author: Carol Diethe
Pub Date: July 2007

Elizabeth Förster-Nietzsche’s own will to power and its effects on Nietzsche, his life, and his reputation   learn more...
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link to catalog page SALVATORE, We All Got History

We All Got History

The Memory Books of Amos Webber

Author: Nick Salvatore
Pub Date: December 2007

An amazingly rich window onto a lost world of African American history   learn more...
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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...
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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...
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link to catalog page, Dewey and Elvis

Dewey and Elvis

The Life and Times of a Rock 'n' Roll Deejay

Author: Louis Cantor
Pub Date: 2005

The pioneering deejay who brought rock 'n' roll to Memphis   learn more...
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link to catalog page CARROLL, Red Grange and the Rise of Modern Football Author: John M. Carroll
Pub Date: Cloth: 1999; Paper: 2004

To understand the forces that helped create the modern superstar athlete, begin with Red Grange   learn more...
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link to catalog page HULSE, Elizabeth I

Elizabeth I

Ruler and Legend

Author: Clark Hulse
Pub Date: December 2003

Commemorating the 400th Anniversary of Elizabeth I ‘s reign this history tells the story of her life and reign using artifacts from her life--books, pamphlets, letters, paintings, maps and more.   learn more...
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link to catalog page KECKLEY, Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes

Formerly a slave, but more recently modiste, and friend to Mrs. Lincoln; or, Thirty Years a Slave, and Four Years in the White House

Author: Elizabeth Keckley
Pub Date: January 2002

A slave, friend and confidante to Mary Todd Lincoln, and a proprietor with more than twenty employees of her own tells her tale   learn more...
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