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New content added to Biography Resource Center: 3/23/2010

Happy Spring! It’s been awhile since we’ve made a content announcement and we have plenty to whet your biographical appetite today. We are pleased to announce the release of the following content to Biography Resource Center:

The latest volume of Authors & Artists for Young Adults includes Kage Baker, Danny Boyle, Neil Gaiman, Seth MacFarlane, Christopher Nolan, Claes Oldenburg, Bridget Riley and Peter Straub.

The newest volumes of Contemporary Authors brings such writers as Fernando Baez, Vincent Bzdek, Liz Clarke, Carol Dunlop, Douglas J. Feith, Poppy King, Steven Lubet, Jennifer Musselman, Lucia Orth, Zachary Shore, Leni Zumas, Harper Barnes, Ed Begley, Jr., Carole Crowe, Reuven Firestone, Brian Jarvis, Alex Lemon, Carlos Moore, Mietek Pemper, Christopher Plummer, Ellen Shanman, Deborah Underwood and David Yezzi to the database.

Contemporary Authors New Revision volumes 197-199 include fresh biographies on Todd Balf, Guy Delisle, Azar Gat, Gordon Korman, Hanif Kureishi, Jim Lehrer, Lawrence Lessig, Miranda Seymour, John Updike, Elizabeth Bear, Susan Cheever, Slavenka Drakulic, Jody Gehrman, Jim Harrison, Claire LaZebnik, Thomas Pynchon, Janice Shefelman, Sarah Vowell, Linda Barnes, Harlan Coben, E.J. Dionne, Frank Gifford, Herbert Kohl, Kathleen Norris, Boris Riskin, Bob Schieffer, Peggy Shumaker and Steven Watts.

New biographies added from the latest volumes of Contemporary Black Biography include: African-Polish violinist George Bridgetower; dancer and choreographer Carmen de Lavallade; big league pitcher Dock Ellis; lover of baggy sweatpants and the Reeboks with the straps Flo Rida; civil rights activist Dorothy Height; Barbara Jordan, who was the first black woman elected to Congress from the South; Pierre Nkurunziza, president of Burundi; actor and playwright John Henry Rockwood; singer Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas of TLC fame; and Ralph Wiley, the much-missed, wonderful columnist who was rumored to have been felled by Al Michaels’ ridiculous play-by-play commentary during Game 4 of the 2004 NBA Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and Detroit Pistons (it was later proven to be merely an all-too-soon heart attack). Not that we’re bitter or anything.

Coming to us from the most recent issues of Newsmakers include biographies of superchef Mario Batali; singer Michael Buble; actor Kyle Chandler; philanthropist Melinda Gates; writer and director John Hughes; author Nick Laird; actor Karl Malden; author Jacquelyn Mitchard; Stave Puzzles co-founder Steve Richardson; Supreme Court Justice Sonya Sotomayor; game show host Alex Trebek; and Mark Yudof, president of the University of California.

Finally, new biographies written by our subject experts that cannot be found in any of our print or electronic book series include: handsome devil and star of White Collar Matthew Bomer; congresswoman Kathy Dahlkemper; Lady Gaga, who needs no introduction; Brazilian soccer player Marta; television chef Sara Moulton; Canadian choreographer Bradley Rapier; and Tsutomu Yamaguchi, who survived both of the atomic bomb attacks on Japan at Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

You can find all of these biographies — and more! —  in Biography Resource Center as of today. Enjoy!

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Posted on: March 23, 2010, 8:56 am Category: Announcements Tagged with:

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