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Letter from Susan Ware, Editor

July 2018

The July 2018 update includes twelve new essays, with a focus on Americans who played an outsized role in popular culture, be it music, film, television, or technology. Highlights include Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, fashion designer Liz Claiborne, and the "King of Pop," Michael Jackson. Subscribe by RSS feed for updates.

Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs (1955–2011), entrepreneur, inventor, and computer industry leader, co-founded Apple Inc. and was the majority shareholder of Pixar. Jobs helped lead the digital revolution, and his work transformed not just computing but a wealth of major industries: consumer electronics, movies, music, and media.



JULY 25, 2018

What's new: July 2018

Meet twelve new figures from American pop culture.

JUNE 27, 2018

What's new: June 2018

Explore new biographies from the history of American music.

MAY 24, 2018

What's new: May 2018

Discover the literary lives added to the ANB this month.