Thursday, July 29, 2010

Zack Greinke? Jacqueline Cochran?

Quick, Zack Grienke, who plays with the Kansas City Royals this year, and Jacqueline Cochran, an "aviatrix" in 1940, what do they have in common? Well, they both are subjects of a biographical entry in Current Biography, a set we have in print which runs from 1940 to the present. Each issue features short biographies of a number of people of current interest, sports stars, politicians, literary figures etc. It's a great starting point if you're researching someone and want to be straight on the basics - their dates, where they grew up, education etc. (Pictured here is Jacqueline Cochran - you can find a picture of Zack Grienke in the July issue of Current Biography.)

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