Arab American Biography, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0787629537
  • ISBN-13: 9780787629533
  • DDC: 920
  • Shipping Weight: 3.90 lbs ( 1.77 kgs)
  • Print | Hardcover
  • © 1999 | Published

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Overview

This 2-vol. set provides students with 75 full-length biographical sketches on noteworthy Arab Americans including early pioneers and individuals from later generations. Featured are F. Murray Abraham, Oscar-winning actor; Michael DeBakey, world renowned heart surgeon; Norma Kamali, fashion designer; Kathy Najimy, television actress/comedian; and many more.

It also includes sidebars of related information; a "Further Research" section; a "Words to Know" section; a cumulative subject index; and approximately 75 black-and-white photographs.

Reviews

"A new and fascinating collection that comprehensively catalogues the achievements of Arab Americans. This collection is a must read and a must own two-volume set. It's an amazing and well written set that provides much new information on well-known and many not so well-known community stars. The first of its kind collection. Will certainly serve as the bet resource not only for Arab Americans but also for the American public." -- Beirut Times(May 6-13, 1999)

— Beirut Times

"this title fills a need for information on Arab Americans. Recommended." -- Book Report (December 1999)

— Tena Natale Litherland

"A truly impressive work, useful for any library with multicultural resources. The writing is smooth, clear, and enjoyable. Handsome design, attractive photos, and convenient categorizations." -- MulitiCultural Review (December 1999)

— Elsa Marston

"A solid effort and a worthy selection that no reference collection should be without. Recommended for college, university , and public libraries." -- RUSQ Fall 1999)

— Wahib Nasrallah

"These volumes dispel some of the negative stereotypes by showing the many Americans who are proud of their Arab roots. Recommended for middle and high-school libraries." -- RBB/Booklist (10/15/99)

— Tena Natale Litherland

"This clearly-written, well-organized volume belongs in all middle-school collections." -- ARAMCO WORLD (May 2000)

— Elsa Marston

"A new and fascinating collection that comprehensively catalogues the achievements of Arab Americans. This collection is a must read and a must own two-volume set. It's an amazing and well written set that provides much new information on well-known and many not so well-known community stars." -- "Media Oasis" Web site for "Journalism, Arab American Issues, Politics and Free Thought" (www.hanania.com) 04/30/99

— Wahib Nasrallah

"Well-organized. A comprehensive index rounds out this excellent reference tool." -- ,School Library Journal (November 1999)

— Diane S. Marton