March 2012, 163, 61/8x91/4, eBook/Paperback
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Imprint: Libraries Unlimited
Primary Subject: Reference and Information Services and Tools/Readers' Advisory and Leisure Reading
Secondary Subject: Reference and Information Services and Tools/Arts and Humanities Literature Reference Tools
Series: Read On Series
Reading Lists for Every Taste
Read On...Biography: Reading Lists for Every Taste is that essential go-to readers' advisory guide, filling a gap in the growing readers' advisory literature with information about 450 biography titles, most published within the last decade, but also including some classic titles as well.
The book focuses on life stories written in the third person, with subjects ranging from individuals who lived in ancient times to the present-day, hailed from myriad nations, and gained fame in diverse fields. The contents are organized in order to facilitate identification of read-alikes and easy selection of titles according to appeal features such as character, story, language, setting, and mood. Written specifically with librarians and their patrons in mind, this readers' advisory title will be invaluable in public, high school, and college libraries.
A chronology of the history of the biography genre
Brief reviews of over 450 high interest biographies