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Real People
Biographies, Autobiographies, Memoirs, Diaries, Journals, Official Papers, and Biographical Novels
Compiled and Indexed by Richard Seltzer
B&R Samizdat Express - November 6, 2004
ISBN: 0-931968-97-6
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Reviewed by Rochelle Caviness - January 17, 2005

Biographies and Autobiographies offer readers insights into the real lives and thoughts of people from all walks of life, often providing information that cannont be garned from traditonal history books. A edify collection of biographical information can be found in Real People: Biographies, Autobiographies, Memoirs, Diaries, Journals, Official Papers, and Biographical Novels. This is a collection of more than 500 books, diaries, biogrpahical novels, and other primary source material of a biographical nature. All of this material is contained on a single CD-rom, and all of the texts are in plain text (ASCII) format making them accessible using text-to-speech and screen maganification programs.

The documents in this collection highlight a variety of cultures and histocial periods and include, as the title suggests, biographies, autobiographies, memoirs, reminiscences, diaries, journals, official papers and notebooks, and biographical novels. In the sweep of journals, diaries, memoirs, and reminiscences, both ficitional and nonfiction selections are included.

The Real People CD is useful both as an educational resource and as a source of of general reading material. Ample material is avaialbe for both children and adults, and they cover a wide range of experiences, social situations, and hisotircally significant events. You can get an idea of the breadth of material covered in this collection by browsing though a few of the titles containted in this collection, such as: This is but a brief glimpse at the vast range of documens continted in this colleciton.

Real People is an excellent collection of biographies and other biographical documents. For less than the price of a typical hardcover book, you can have an entire bookshelf's worth of book that will provide years of reading material, yet take up less storage space than a slice of bread. All in all, an excellent value and an outstanding resource!

Systems Requirements:

A Windows Based PC and, A Web Browser (such as Internet Explorer or Netscape) and/or A Windows Based Word-Processing program such as Microsoft Word, or Corel's Word Perfect.

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