Thursday, June 23, 2005

Lives, the Biography Resource "The largest guide to posthumous biography sites on the Web"
We don't usually put text collections in this space, but this wonderful site reminds us all that history is the story of real people.

Awhile back we were "stuck" in the Library of Wooster High School--a palace of a school for these parts; a complex which could only be built with private money. In the center of the library was a shelving unit unique among the HS libraries we'd seen...yet my grandparents would know the stack well. It was Biographies. Well written, complimentary, thoughtful biographies of people who gave us all the freedoms. inventions, and arts we have. Not tomes, but readable stories. We need more of that.

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