GREAT LIVES FROM HISTORY History Great Lives from History: American Women “Recommended. High school through beginning undergraduate students.” –CHOICE This three-volume set features over 500 essays on women from the seventeenth through the early twenty-first centuries, notable for their work in politics, civil rights, literature, education, journalism, science, business, and sports. Included in this edition are such prominent figures as Susan B. Anthony, Amelia Earhart, Ella Fitzgerald, Katharine Hepburn, Anne Hutchinson, Harriet Tubman, and Serena & Venus Williams. The body of each essay is divided into several sections: “Early Life” provides facts about the individual’s upbringing and the environment in which she was reared. “Life’s Work” is a straightforward, chronological account of how the individual gained recognition in her chosen field, emphasizing the most significant achievements in the figure’s life and career. “Significance” provides an overview of the individual’s accomplishments, and discusses why it is important to study this individual. All essays conclude with notes for further research and several cross-references. May 2016 | 3 Volumes; 1,000 pages | Print ISBN: 978-1-61925-944-7 | Library Price: $395 See also: Defining Documents in World History: Women’s Rights, pg. 67 Great Lives from History: African Americans “This work serves as a useful quick reference for supporting patrons researching African Americans in history or modern times.” —Booklist Provides comprehensive coverage of important African Americans throughout history. Essays offer easy access to biographical information, including the individual’s field of work, dates of birth and death, and complete details on the individual’s upbringing; how the individual gained recognition in his or her field and an overview of their accomplishments and significance. See Also: Great Events from History: African American History, pg. 72 Milestone Documents of African American History, pg. 55 August 2011 | 5 Volumes; 1,760 Pages | Print ISBN: 978-1-58765-747-4 | Library Price: $595 BEST SELLER! BEST SELLER! BEST SELLER! FREE Online Access FREE FREE Online Access FREE Great Lives from History: Scientists and Science “This is a very readable source for information on a wide variety of scientists and the science they studied... High-school libraries and public libraries serving students will make good use of this set.” —Booklist This comprehensive work highlights 350 of the greatest scientists in history, with an introduction to their scientific significance; birth and death dates and places; and specialty fields of science. Biographies represent a strong, global, cross-gender focus, and each biography offers a sidebar focusing on a significant breakthrough or endeavor. The coverage is broad, and includes distinguished individuals from the fields of algebra, anatomy, biochemistry, cosmology, developmental biology, genetics, logic, marine biology, nuclear physics, paleontology, relativity, quantum mechanics, virology, and zoology. Appendixes include a general bibliography, a timeline of events, a website directory, and a biographical directory of scientists. November 2012 | 3 Volumes; 1,230 Pages | Print ISBN: 978-1-58765-968-3 | Library Price: $395 FREE Online Access FREE Musicians and Composers of the 20th Century “Provides valuable basic information, as well as multiple easy-access routes to it. Highly recommended.” —Library Journal Worldwide coverage examines composers, performers, instrumentalists, vocalists, and teachers, in a wide array of musical genres, including blues, classical, country, gospel, jazz, Latin, musical theater, opera, punk, rap, reggae, rock, and many more. Interesting and thought-provoking essays discuss each musician’s historical significance, life, music, and musical legacy. See Also: Music Innovators, pg. 87; Careers in the Arts, pg. 93 May 2009 | 5 Volumes; 1,906 Pages | Print ISBN: 978-1-58765-512-8 | Library Price: $399 FREE Online Access FREE (800) 221-1592 GET ONLINE ACCESS WITH YOUR PRINT BUY! GREAT LIVES FROM HISTORY HISTORY 78