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What's new: October 2021

The October update of the American National Biography features five new essays, including influential filmmaker Miloš Forman; astronaut and artist Alan Bean; David L. Bazelon, the Chief Justice of the D. C. Circuit Court for two decades; computer teaching pioneer Terry Giffel; and Gerald Phillips, speech communication teacher and researcher.

Miloš Forman

Miloš Forman (1932–2018) won the Academy Award for best director for One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975) and Amadeus (1984). In 2013, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Directors Guild of America. Forman identified with the vulnerable outsider, and his life and art capture the struggles for freedom central to the human experience.

 

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OCTOBER 28, 2021

What's New: October 2021

The October update of the American National Biography features five new essays, including influential filmmaker Miloš Forman; astronaut and artist Alan Bean; David L. Bazelon, the Chief Justice of the D. C. Circuit Court for two decades; computer teaching pioneer Terry Giffel; and Gerald Phillips, speech communication teacher and researcher.

SEPTEMBER 16, 2021

What's New: September 2021

The September update of the American National Biography features five new essays, including legendary rappers Tupac Shakur and the Notorious B. I. G.; influential country music star Buck Owens; gay and transgender rights activist Sylvia Rivera; and Alan Berkman, a doctor and radical activist involved with the Students for a Democratic Society and the Weather Underground.

AUGUST 26, 2021

What's New: August 2021

This update features six new biographies of significant figures in the history of American politics. It includes presidential advisor and political scientist Zbigniew Brzezinski; Jim Wright, Texas Democrat who served in the House from 1955 to 1989; Nicholas Katzenbach, advisor to President Kennedy and Attorney General under President Johnson; George Chahoon, who served as mayor of Richmond and as a member of the New York State Senate during the nineteenth century; longtime Boston Mayor Tom Menino; and Illinois Republican Bob Michel, who served in the House 1957 to 1995.