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JULY 23, 2020

What's new: July 2020

The July 2020 update features seven new biographies. The history of American sports is represented by pathbreaking golfer and golf course designer Alice Dye; longtime sportscaster Dick Enberg; Notre Dame football coach Ara Parseghian; and pro football hall of famer Y. A. Tittle. The update also includes radio and television broadcaster Ben Grauer; film producer Harriet Parsons; and actor and playwright Sam Shepard.


Stay tuned for a special update celebrating the centennial of the Nineteenth Amendment to the U. S. Constitution. Ratified August 26, 1920, the Amendment prohibited denying women the right to vote based on their sex. The update, which goes live on August 27, features new biographies of more than twenty overlooked suffragists.

JUNE 25, 2020

What's new: June 2020

This update features six new biographies of significant figures from the world of popular entertainment. Highlights include barrier-breaking television star Mary Tyler Moore; Art Linkletter, the host of radio and television programs like House Party and People are Funny; Bob Elliott of the long-running comedy team Bob and Ray; and Don Rickles, the noted actor and insult comic.

MAY 28, 2020

What's new: May 2020

This update features seven new essays, with a focus on significant figures in twentieth-century political history. Highlights include controversial Washington, D.C., mayor Marion Barry; secretary of State of New Mexico Soledad Chavez Chacón; Raymond Telles, the first Mexican-American mayor of an American city; John Seigenthaler, journalist and administrative assistant; congressmen John B. Anderson and Melvin Laird; and Birch Bayh, Indiana Senator.

APRIL 23, 2020

What's new: April 2020

This update features five new essays, with a focus on important American writers and critics. It includes film critic Pauline Kael; black nationalist writer and poet Amiri Baraka; best-selling author Esther Rome; Chicano poet, artist, and civil rights activist José Montoya; and Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning poet John Ashbery.

MARCH 26, 2020

What's new: March 2020

This update features six new essays, lives spanning from the sixteenth century to the twenty-first. New additions include Anne Anastasi, Chris Burden, Eugene Cernan, Rudi Gernreich, Tisquantum, and Esther Wheelwright.

FEBRUARY 27, 2020

What's new: February 2020

This update features six new biographies of men and women who worked as educators and academics. New additions include Paul Samuelson, Fabiola Cabeza de Baca, Octavius Cotto, Mary Daly, Robert Leslie Wharton, and Mary Elizabeth Carnegie.

JANUARY 23, 2020

What's new: January 2020

This update features ten new biographies of figures who played important roles in defining laws and rights during the twentieth century, ranging from civil rights activists, members of Congress, journalists, and lawyers.

NOVEMBER 28, 2019

What's new: November 2019

This month's update features seven new biographies, with a focus on innovators in art and architecture.

OCTOBER 24, 2019

What's new: October 2019

This month's update features six eclectic new biographies, including spies Theodore Hall and David Greenglass.

SEPTEMBER 26, 2019

What's new: September 2019

This update features eight new biographies, focused on both musicians and those who made their recordings possible.

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