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The Ad Men and Women - Edd Applegate (Editor)
Publication Date: 1994
Extended profiles of 54 men and women who have shaped advertising from the nineteenth century to the present, including copywriters, empire builders, and theorists.

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Biographical Dictionary of American Journalism - Joseph P. McKerns (Editor)
Publication Date: 1989
Park Library call number: PN4871 .B56 1989.

2- to 3-page biographical sketches of 500 journalists from 1690 to 1989.

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Advocacy Journalists - Edd Applegate
Publication Date: 2009
Each entry contains biographical information about a writer or editor who either wrote advocacy journalism or edited one or more publications that featured such material. Among those profiled here are William F. Buckley Jr., Eldridge Cleaver, Germaine Greer, Pete Hamill, Karl Marx, H. L. Mencken, George Orwell, Thomas Paine, Wilfrid Sheed, Gloria Steinem, and Jonathan Swift.

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International Directory of Business Biographies - Neil Schlager; Vanessa Torrado-Caputo; Margaret Mazurkiewicz

Biographies on more than 600 figures, covering the career paths, business achievements, leadership styles, business strategies and impact of Fortune 500 and Global 500 corporate leaders.

General Biographies

  • Marquis Who's Who
    Over 1.3 million biographies taken from several Marquis Who's Who print titles. 1607-current.
  • Biography Index Retrospective
    Articles, obituaries, and books for 300,000 public figures (writers, artists, sports figures, politicians, religious leaders, scientists, educators, military leaders, business people, and more). 1946-1983.
  • American National Biography
    Biographies of over 18,000 deceased persons who have been important and influential in the history of the United States, from the early days of European exploration to the present.
  • Biography and Genealogy Master Index (BGMI)
    Comprehensive index to over 11 million biographical sketches in current and historic reference books. Covers contemporary and historical figures.
  • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (British nationals)
    Illustrated collection of 50,000 written biographies of men and women who shaped all aspects of Britain's past. 4th century BC to 2000.

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