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American Inventors, Entrepreneurs, and Business Visionaries, Revised Edition
  • Format
  • Authored by: Charles W. Carey Jr.; Revised by Ian C. Friedman
  • From the Series: American Biographies
  • Trim Size: 7-3/8 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0816081468
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-8146-2
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $95.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 10/01/2010
  • Dewey Number: 338.092
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 480


Praise for the previous edition:
"This fun-to-read source will add spice for economics and business classes...an excellent index..."—American Reference Books Annual

"This volume is worthy of inclusion in reference collections of public, academic, and high-school libraries. Its content is wide-ranging and its entries provide interesting reading."—Booklist

"A concise introduction to American inventors and entrepreneurs, recommended for academic and public libraries."—Choice

American Inventors, Entrepreneurs, and Business Visionaries, Revised Edition profiles more than 300 important Americans from colonial times to the present. Featuring such inventors and entrepreneurs as Thomas Edison and Madame C.J. Walker, this revised resource provides in-depth information on robber barons and their counterparts as well as current visionaries such as Bill Gates. This A-to-Z biographical dictionary has been fully updated to include an array of new and fascinating biographies, from financier Warren Buffet to music mogul Jay-Z.

Coverage includes:

  • Jeffrey Bezos
  • Michael Bloomberg
  • Sergey Brin and Larry Page
  • Michael Dell
  • Steve Jobs
  • Estée Lauder
  • T. Boone Pickens
  • Russell Simmons
  • Oprah Winfrey
  • Mark Zuckerberg.


Black-and-white photographs. Index. Subject indexes. Appendix. Bibliography. Cross-references. Further reading lists.

About the Author(s)

Charles W. Carey Jr. teaches U.S. history and world/Western civilization at Lynchburg College and Central Virginia Community College. He has written more than 150 entries for the American National Biography as well as entries for Encyclopedia of World Slavery, Chronology of World Slavery, Encyclopedia of the United States in the Nineteenth Century, Encyclopedia of American Political History, and The New Encyclopedia of American Scandal.

Ian C. Friedman holds a B.A. in history from the University of Michigan and an Ed.M. in teaching and curriculum in the field of history from Harvard University. He is the author of Education Reform in Facts On File's Library in a Book series.

Reviews and Awards

"With its eclectic list of visionaries, this work will not only educate, but it will also inspire and entertain."

School Library Journal

"...recommended as a reference or as a biographical approach to the history of business in the United States."

American Reference Books Annual

"The writing is clear and concise...the book paints a fascinating portrait of American ingenuity. A well-written biographical dictionary that will appeal to anyone interested in the history of American invention and entrepreneurialism."

Library Journal

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