Melvil Decimal System: 920.074
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Philosophy and Psychology
Mathematics and Science
Arts and Recreation
Biography and History
Geography, Voyages And Travel
Of Fine Arts
General and collective by localities
Eccentrics, cranks, fools, insane, etc.
Other special classes not included in 921-928, e.g. phrenologists, somnambulists, mindreaders, magicians, etc.
Partial collections not limited to any special country or subject
Of North America
Of South America
South Central U.S.
West Coast U.S.
Works under MDS 920.074
- New York Life: Of Friends and Others by Brendan Gill
- Who Lived Here? A Baker's Dozen of Historic New England Houses and Their Occupants by M. A. De Wolfe Howe
- 100 New Yorkers: A Guide to Illustrious Lives & Locations by Julia Holmes
- Eminent Bostonians by Thomas H. O'Connor
- The Looking Glass Brother: The Preposterous, Moving, Hilarious, and Frequently Terrifying Story of My Gilded Age Long Island Family, My Philandering ... the Homeless Stepbrother Who Shares My Name by Peter von Ziegesar
- New York Characters by Gillian Zoe Segal
- Mad and magnificent Yankees; a New England portrait gallery by Clarissa M. Silitch
- Eminent Mainers: Succinct Biographies of Thousands of Amazing Mainers, Mostly Dead, And a Few People from Away Who Have Done Something Useful Within the State of Maine by Arthur Douglas Stover
- Massachusetts Troublemakers: Rebels, Reformers, and Radicals from the Bay State by Paul Della Valle
- Wilderstein and the Suckleys : a Hudson River legacy by Cynthia Owen Philip
- Pittsburgh Born, Pittsburgh Bred: 500 of the More Famous People Who Have Called Pittsburgh Home by C. Prentiss Orr
- Patriots, Pirates, and Pineys: Sixty Who Shaped New Jersey by Robert A. Peterson
- A New Jersey biographical index : covering some 100,000 biographies and associated portraits in 237 New Jersey cyclopedias, histories, yearbooks, periodicals, and other collective biographical sources published to about 1980 by Donald Arleigh Sinclair
- A Biographical History of Greene County, Pennsylvania by Samuel P. Bates
- Analecta biographica; a handful of New England portraits by Walter Muir Whitehill
- The Philadelphia reader by Robert Huber
- The New Hampshire Century: *Concord Monitor* Profiles of One Hundred People Who Shaped It by Felice Belman
- Assignment Down East by Henry Buxton
- Profiles of Maine by Lynn Franklin
- Biographical and Genealogical Sketches from Central Pennsylvania : Excerpted from Chronicles of Central Pennsylvania : Volume IV, Personal and Family History by Frederic A. Godcharles
- Notorious & Notable New Englanders by Peter F. Stevens
- Nantucket Voices Stories of Nantucket People - Volume One by Mary Miles
- Stories behind the stones by Gail M Potter
- Portraits in the Massachusetts Historical Society by Andrew Oliver
- People of the Finger Lakes Region by Emerson Klees
- New Hampshire Notables: Presenting Biographical Sketches of Men and Women Who Have Helped Shape the Character of the Granite State by Charles Brereton
- Massachusetts biographical dictionary : people of all times and all places who have been important to the history and li
- Americans of Italian descent in New Jersey by Joseph William Carlevale
- The overreachers by Gay Talese
- Connecticut Biographical Dictionary: People of All Times and Places Who Have Been Important to the History and Life of the State
- Faces of Maine by Bob Niss
- Illustrated popular biography of Connecticut by J. A. Spalding
- Those eccentric Yankees by John Lovell
- Famous men & women of Pittsburgh by Leonore R. Elkus
- Pittsburgh Lives: Men and Women Who Shaped Our City by David M. Shribman
- Vermonters; a book of biographies by Walter Hill Crockett
- Men of New England by Winfield Scott Downs
- Legendary Locals of Newburyport by Kathleen M. Downey
- Vaterländische Geschichten und Denkwürdigkeiten der Vorzeit der Lande Braunschweig und Hannover. Zweiter Theil, Hannover by Wilhelm [Hrsg.] Görges
- Men of mark in Connecticut; ideals of American life told in biographies and autobiographies of eminent living Americans by Norris Galpin Osborn
- Who's who among Americans of Italian descent in Connecticut, 1942- by Joseph William Carlevale
- The man of whom I write: Incidents in the life of the Reverend George Walter Hinckley, founder of the Good Will Homes, Hinckley, Maine by G. W Hinckley
- The Nutmegger Green Book by Nutmegger Magazine
- Assignment down east by Henry Buxton
- Greenwich Social Directory Including Belle Haven, Sound Beach, Riverside and Stamford by Elizabeth B. Shepard
- Washington County, Pennsylvania
- Countryside social list. by Countryside Publishing
- List of Officials, Civil, Military, and Ecclesiastical, of Connecticut Colony from March 1636 through 11 October 1677 and of New Haven Colony ... existence; also, Soldiers in the Pequot War by Donald Lines Jacobus
- Remembering Manchester (NH): Towering Titans & Unsung Heroes (American Chronicles) by John Clayton
- Biographical review this volume contains biographical sketches of leading citizens of Cumberland County, Maine by Biographical Review Publishing Company
MDS classes with significant recommendations overlap, excluding ones under the same top-level class.
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