History & Biography

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Comprehensive info about U.S. states and territories. Profiles of men and women; biographies of presidents; information on major Native American tribes; U.S. history timelines; and an almanac.

Find brief & in-depth, contemporary & historical biographies from book sources online. (Formerly known as Biography Resource Center)

Provides comprehensive info on countries, cultures, and current events. Includes an encyclopedia; an electronic atlas; an almanac; world newspapers; and “culture cross,” an interactive feature comparing two continents.

Research critical, biographical & contextual materials on literary authors from around the world.

Find books children and teens will love to read and additional resources for parents, teachers and librarians.

Find fiction and nonfiction books you will love to read.

Online reference source containing every article from the 22-volume print encyclopedia, plus thousands more.

Students, need help doing research? Info Finder gives you research tools, virtual tours, Science projects, a biography center and quick access to newspapers and Current Events.

The extensive resources of the World Book Encyclopedia, optimized for Android, iPhone and other mobile devices.

Online reference source containing every article from the 22-volume print encyclopedia, plus thousands more.

History & Biography Information

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New Books

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New additions to the collection for history buffs.

Author: Jeff Klinkenberg

Collects American presidential words, phrases, and slogans that have defined the nation's culture, in a work arranged chronologically and complemented by definitions, etymologies, and essays placing each entry in its cultural context.

Author: Fred M. Kaplan

Presents the inside story of a small group of soldier-scholars, led by General David Petraeus, who determined to revolutionize the United States military and reshape twenty-first-century military policy.

Author: Denise Kiernan

Looks at the valuable contributions made by the thousands of women who worked at a secret uranium-enriching facility in Oak Ridge, Tennessee during World War II.

Author: Susannah Cahalan

In 2009, twenty-four-year-old Susannah Cahalan woke up alone in a strange hospital room, strapped to her bed, under guard, and unable to move or speak. A wristband marked her as a “flight risk,” and her medical recordsshowed hallucinations, violence, and dangerous instability.

Author: Paul Dickson

Collects American presidential words, phrases, and slogans that have defined the nation's culture, in a work arranged chronologically and complemented by definitions, etymologies, and essays placing each entry in its cultural context.

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