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A. P. Giannini: Building the Bank of America by Paul Rink
Alfred C. Fuller: Selling Door to Door by Edward Allen
Babe Didrikson Zaharias: Striving to Be Champion by Helen Markley Miller
Captain Edward L. Beach: Around the World Under Water by Beril Becker
Frank Lloyd Wright: Living Architecture by Doris Ransohoff
Horace Greeley: Informing a Nation by Edward Allen
Horace Mann: Educating for Democracy by Jessie Treichler
John James Audubon: Painting America's Wildlife by Janet Stevenson
John Marshall: Fighting for Justice by Fred J. Cook
Luther Burbank: Creating New and Better Plants by Paul Bacon
Margaret Mead: Shaping a New World by Allyn Moss
Marian Anderson: Singing to the World by Janet Stevenson
Mathew Brady: Photographing History by Manuel Komroff
Pearl S. Buck: Revealing the Human Heart by Cornelia Spencer
Robert Frost: Making Poems for America by Gorham Munson
Sam Rayburn: Leading the Lawmakers by Edward Allen
Theodore Roosevelt: Rallying a Free People by Fred J. Cook
Walter Reuther: Building the House of Labor by Fred J. Cook

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Series?!

How do series work?

To create a series or add a work to it, go to a "work" page. The "Common Knowledge" section now includes a "Series" field. Enter the name of the series to add the book to it.

Works can belong to more than one series. In some cases, as with Chronicles of Narnia, disagreements about order necessitate the creation of more than one series.

Tip: If the series has an order, add a number or other descriptor in parenthesis after the series title (eg., "Chronicles of Prydain (book 1)"). By default, it sorts by the number, or alphabetically if there is no number. If you want to force a particular order, use the | character to divide the number and the descriptor. So, "(0|prequel)" sorts by 0 under the label "prequel."

What isn't a series?

Series was designed to cover groups of books generally understood as such (see Wikipedia: Book series). Like many concepts in the book world, "series" is a somewhat fluid and contested notion. A good rule of thumb is that series have a conventional name and are intentional creations, on the part of the author or publisher. For now, avoid forcing the issue with mere "lists" of works possessing an arbitrary shared characteristic, such as relating to a particular place. Avoid series that cross authors, unless the authors were or became aware of the series identification (eg., avoid lumping Jane Austen with her continuators).

Also avoid publisher series, unless the publisher has a true monopoly over the "works" in question. So, the Dummies guides are a series of works. But the Loeb Classical Library is a series of editions, not of works.

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