Offers portraits of more than 17,400 men and women -- from all eras and walks of life -- whose lives have shaped the nation. Features thousands of illustrations, more than 80,000 hyperlinked cross-references, links to select web sites, and powerful search capabilities. The American National Biography is published by Oxford University Press under the auspices of the American Council of Learned Societies, and is updated quarterly, with hundreds of new entries each year and revisions of previously published entries to enhance their accuracy and currency.
Short biographies of famous people, ranging from actors and actresses to political leaders and historical figures. Some articles include links to Related Websites, links to Related People and Works, and BioCast (video and audio) functionality.