Catalogue


This day in American history /
Ernie Gross.
edition
Rev. ed.
imprint
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., 2001.
description
v, 342 p.
ISBN
0786408545
format(s)
Book
Holdings
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author
imprint
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., 2001.
isbn
0786408545
general note
Includes index.
catalogue key
4273103
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Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 2001-07-01:
Beginning with the birth of Amerigo Vespucci (1454) and continuing through 1998, this work updates the 1989 edition. Not strictly a chronology like John Clements's Chronology of the United States (1975; 2nd ed., 1997), it is instead a day-by-day listing with earliest year, month, and date. Persons born on a day of the year are listed with birthplace, accomplishment, and death date. The index invites browsing, but at least two baseball entries are incorrect: under "Baseball Hall of Fame" the date "12/22/1689" occurs; for December 22, 1689, there is no baseball entry (scarcely surprising) but Connie Mack was born on that date in 1862; in a further complication, the index lists Mack under both "12/22/1862" and "12/23/1862." The editor, Ernie Gross, has a newspaper journalism and public relations background that gives this work its emphasis on the entertainment world; Gone with the Wind has six entries for personalities connected to it, and Phantom of the Opera directs to Lon Chaney's birth date. Recommended for public and academic libraries wanting quick information about historical events, movies, plays, literature or just to compile a list of people born on a particular date. D. M. Buckley University of Dayton
Appeared in Library Journal on 2008-07-01:
Widening its historical scope to include events up to 2006, this book offers a quick-reference American history time line, including foreign figures and occurrences having a significant impact on America. Late author Gross (This Day in Sports) and coauthor Worth (Congress Declares War) successfully revised the index to amend inaccuracies noted by previous reviewers. With its enlarged informational breadth, the book now surpasses The Encyclopedia of American Facts and Dates (HarperCollins, 1997). Recommended for American history collections. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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Booklist, April 2001
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Choice, July 2001
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