Trim: 5⅜ x 8½
978-0-8108-4421-6 • Paperback • January 1990 • $75.00 • (£58.00)
J. Norman Heard (MJ, MLS, University of Texas; Ph.D., history/anthropology, Louisiana State University), a retired librarian, has done historical research for 40 years. He contributed 20 articles to the Handbook of Texas (Texas State Historical Assn, 1952) and wrote the article on Indian captivities for a revision in progress. He has published Bookman's Guide to Americana, 9th ed. (1986), Hope Through Doing (1968), The Black Frontiersmen (1969), and White Into Red (1973). He is curator of the Museum of Missionaries of the Mississippi Valley.
... efficient writing style.... highly recommended...
— Illinois Historical Journal
... browsing through the entries is a pleasant and informative experience.... most useful to the knowledgeable reader.
— American Reference Books Annual
That Heard is so much aware of the traps and pitfalls of historical research.... lends credibility.... General as well as specialist research libraries can add this new work to their collections with confidence.
— Reference Reviews, (U.K.)
...another fine volume....entries are well written, informative, and accurate....excellent bibliographical sources....Abundant cross-references....contains a remarkable amount of well-documented information, including much on women and African Americans. A great handbook, a valuable place to start basic research with good overview articles. Highly recommended for both public and academic libraries at all levels.
— Choice Reviews