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  Biography Who's Who refdesk.com
Colonial Hall: Biographies of America's Founding Fathers - ongoing project to put the biographies of the founding fathers on the Web.
Feynman, Richard, 1918-1988 - excerpts from biographies, postings from people who knew him, and many anecdotes about the legendary man. Included is a concise explanation of how Feynman discovered the cause of the Challenger disaster.
Omnibiography.com - OmniBiography.com is the largest directory of biographies available on the Web containing information on more than 110,000 important people from antiquity to the present time.
www.refdesk.com /factbiog.html   (758 words)

  Biography - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Biography (from the Greek words bios meaning life, and graphein meaning write) is a genre of literature and other forms of media like film, based on the written accounts of individual lives.
While a biography may focus on a subject of fiction or non-fiction, the term is usually in reference to non-fiction.
One significant example of biography from this period which does not exactly fit into that mold is the life of Charlemagne as written by his courtier Einhard.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Biography   (1792 words)

Biographies, as well as autobiographies, provide insights into a creator's work; and, where both are available, it could be informative to compare the two.
A two-person dialogue, biography is the imposition of the biographer's perception upon the life of the subject.
That is why there need to be many biographies of a complex subject-at least one every generation-if an individual life is to hold meaning for readers born in a different time and place from the subject, if a life is to be usefully interpreted for an ever-changing audience.
www.scils.rutgers.edu /~kvander/biography.html   (658 words)

 Dictionary of Australian Biography Index
It is and will remain a very useful publication, but as the average length of each biography is about ninety words, it is evident that in most cases it was not possible to give more than the bare facts.
The present volumes contain 1030 biographies of Australians, or men who were closely connected with Australia, who died before the end of 1942.
When it was known that biographies of a particular person would be available in the Dictionary of National Biography, Johns's An Australian Biographical Dictionary, or the Australian Encyclopaedia, the biography for this book was written quite independently.
www.gutenberg.net.au /dictbiog/00-dict-biogIndex.html   (2939 words)

 Portal:Biography - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A biography is more than a list of facts like birth, education, work, relationships and death.
Auto racing biography • Basketball biography • English football biography • Ice hockey biography • Track and field athletics • Sportspeople...
British nobility • Military biography • Canadian politicians • Australian politicians • British politicians • More politicians...
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Portal:Biography   (1047 words)

 Multnomah County Library Homework Center - Biographies - Homework Center - Multnomah County Library
Biography, profile and an interview with Oprah Winfrey, from her childhood to her success in television.
Brief biography of Kublai Khan, "Mongol emperor and founder of the Yüan dynasty of China".
Biography of Myra Maybelle Shirley, adventuress associated with the James boys and the Youngers.
www.multcolib.org /homework/biohc.html   (5648 words)

 Kansallisbiografia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The National Biography of Finland, edited in 1993-2001 by the Finnish Historical Society, is a collection of 6 000 biographies of individuals who have made important contributions to the development of the Finnish society.
The biographies are being published online and in ten printed volumes between 2003 and 2007 by the Biographical Centre of the Finnish Literature Society.
This online selection of 100 biographies in English includes famous national figures, politicians and artists as well as a witch burned at stake and a 18th century bear hunter.
www.kansallisbiografia.fi /english.html   (119 words)

The essays are “career biographies, tracing the development of the author's canon and the evolution of his reputation.” Each volume is separated cataloged under its individual title.
Generally, in order to retrieve the biography of a particular person or groups of persons, you must formulate a search where “biography” is a subheading (subject subdivision).
The subheading “biography” may be applied to names of countries, cities, etc. ; names of literary authors and corporate bodies; titles of sacred works; and under classes of persons, ethnic groups, individual animals and groups of animals, and historic events.
www2.lib.udel.edu /subj/hist/resguide/biograph.htm   (3396 words)

 Biographies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
People reading the biography can satisfy their curiosity about well-known individuals and can experience historical events as though they were actually present.
A good biography presents the facts about the person's life including what the subject did and how they influenced their world.
Most biographies are interpretive; they not only present the facts but also tell what those facts mean.
www.42explore2.com /biographies.htm   (1092 words)

 Shakespeare Resource Center - Shakespeare's Biography
A biography of the Bard and a collection of online works.
An in-depth and accurate biography of William Shakespeare..
An brief biography of William Shakespeare from The Literature Network.
www.bardweb.net /man.html   (1045 words)

 Garcia Marquez - Biography
While the biography is fairly complete, the timeline focuses more on his early life and the publishing dates of his works.
All quotes in the biography are the direct words of García Márquez.
Gabriel José García Márquez was born on March 6, 1928 in Aracataca, a town in Northern Colombia, where he was raised by his maternal grandparents in a house filled with countless aunts and the rumors of ghosts.
www.themodernword.com /gabo/gabo_biography.html   (6290 words)

There is a whole world of difference between it and the 'beautiful' Pietà in St Peter's, carved some sixty-five years earlier.
Unlike any previous artist, Michelangelo was the subject of two biographies in his own lifetime.
The first of these was by Vasari, who concluded the first (1550) edition of his 'Vite' with the Life of one living artist, Michelangelo.
www.wga.hu /bio/m/michelan/biograph.html   (2429 words)

 Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online
It is with great pleasure that we invite you to explore the history of Canada's inhabitants and their culture, thanks to the Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online.
This first phase presents persons who died between the years 1000 and 1930 or whose last known date of activity falls within these years.
We are certain that this new means of consulting the Dictionary of Canadian Biography/Dictionnaire biographique du Canada (DCB/DBC), a major research and publishing project launched by the University of Toronto and the Université Laval in 1959, will provide a much easier access to the published biographies and the information that interests you.
www.biographi.ca /EN   (216 words)

 "Biography" (1987)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Biography is basically the be-all and end-all of historical narratives on television today.
The show has been running for 15 years mostly owing its huge popularity to history buffs and students of the arts.
If you don't have cable, your local library probably contains a whole section with Biography tapes on various subjects.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0092322   (277 words)

 A Brief Biography of J. D. Salinger
In his biography of Salinger, Paul Alexander speculates that Salinger enjoyed, on some level, the attention that his reclusiveness generated.
There's a new biography by Paul Alexander which is fairly good: J.D. Salinger : A Biography.
The biography is completely outdated in view of recent revelations.
www.morrill.org /books/salbio.shtml   (6564 words)

 biography - Ask for Kids
Where can I find a biography of the historical figure
Biography, History of Science Subject Guides (Science Refere...
Nancy Kopans Biography - Section 108 Study Group (Library of...
www.askforkids.com /web?q=biography   (107 words)

 Shakespeare Biography at AbsoluteShakespeare.com
William Shakespeare Biography describes the life of William Shakespeare.
From birth to death, Shakespeare Biography describes all that is known about Shakespeare's life from available documentation including court and church records, marriage certificates and criticisms by Shakespeare's rivals.
Though William Shakespeare is recognized as one of literature’s greatest influences, very little is actually known about him.
www.absoluteshakespeare.com /trivia/biography/shakespeare_biography.htm   (1766 words)

 Gale . Biography Resource Center . Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Thomson Gale's Biography Resource Center is an invaluable, one-stop biographical research system that incorporates simple search functionality with an exhaustive database.
Researchers will return to the Biography Resource Center time and time again for their biographical information needs.
Biography Resource Center — discover how easy research can be.
www.galegroup.com /BiographyRC   (88 words)

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