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New content added to Biography Resource Center: 2/2/2010

Happy African American History Month! We hope to have an exciting related content announcement later in the month, but for the moment we are pleased to announce the release of the following content to Biography Resource Center:

  • Carroll’s Directories annual update
  • Debrett’s People of Today annual update
  • Contemporary Authors, vol. 288
  • Contemporary Authors New Revision, vol. 195 and 196
  • Contemporary Black Biography, vol. 76 and 77
  • Contemporary Theatere, Film and Television, vol. 97
  • Newsmakers 2010, Issues 2 and 3
  • 87 original, contemporary biographies written specifically for Biography Resource Center by our team of subject experts

Volume 288 of Contemporary Authors brings such authors as Edward Alden, Gustavo Arellano, Brunonia Barry, Mike Chinoy, Rose George, Fred Haynes, Joni Sensel, Marilee Strong, Mark Tungate and Lisa Zunshine to the database.

The newest volumes of Contemporary Authors New Revision include fresh biographies on Pat Barker, Eric Clark, Patricia Cornwell, Nancy Farmer, Douglas Frantz, Sue Grafton, Merry Jones, Steve Martin, Kate Morgenroth, Sidney Offit, Noelle Oxenhandler, Sharon Shinn, Neal Stephenson, Studs Terkel, Ben Wynne, Tariq Ali, Bonnie Buxton, Katie Fforde, Atul Gawande, Donald Hall, Michael Lieb, Norman Mailer, Jude Morgan, Barack Obama, Lional Shriver and Rick Walton.

New biographies added from the latest volumes of Contemporary Black Biography include Law & Order‘s Anthony Anderson; Sudanese leader Omar al-Bashir; saxophonist Hank Crawford; Black Enterprise published Butch Graves; reparations activist Ray Jenkins; former Tanzanian president Ali Hassan Mwinyi; Love and Basketball writer/director Gina Prince-Bythewood; businesswoman Suzanne Shank; Charles Young, the third African-American to graduate from West Point; opera singer Anne Brown; women’s health pioneer Lena Frances Edwards; composer Erroll Garner; U.S. attorney general Eric Holder; and writer Denene Miller.

Coming to us from the most recent issues of Newsmakers include biographies of Man Booker Prize-winning author Aravind Adiga; musician Bob Bogle; basketball coach Chuck Daly; Israeli writer Amos Elan; The Tipping Point author Malcolm Gladwell; Bengali musician Ali Akbar Khan; Grammy-winning band Kings of Leon; Ed McMahon; U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice; crime novelist Karin Slaughter; Tavis Smiley; basketball player and jazz musician Wayman Tisdale; NBA player Chris “Birdman” Andersen; author Maeve Binchy; actress Edie Falco; Roomba inventor Helen Greiner; MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow; and Dirty Jobs host Mike Rowe.

Finally, new biographies written by our subject experts that cannot be found in any of our print or electronic book series include Captain Lou Albano; U.S. senator Scott Brown; Big Ten conference commissioner Jim Delany; Russian activist Natalya Estemirova; actress Clementine Ford; Japanese first lady Miyuki Hatoyama; so-called socialite Kourtney Kardashian; Canadian activist Wilton Littlechild; American congressman and Iraq War veteran Patrick Murphy; baseball player Hanley Ramirez; surfer Kelly Slater; and New York MTA chair Jay Walder.

Whew! You can find them in Biography Resource Center as of today. Enjoy!

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Posted on: February 2, 2010, 11:34 am Category: Announcements Tagged with:

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