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Irrepressible reformer : a biography of Melvil Dewey

Author: Wayne A Wiegand
Publisher: Chicago : American Library Association, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Melvil Dewey (1851-1931) is known for his Decimal Classification system for libraries, but the system was only one endeavor in a feverishly ambitious life. The other Dewey - reformer, businessman, powerful state education officer, resort-empire builder - has long been obscured, as has the dark side of Dewey's personality. Drawing from years of archival research, preeminent Melvil Dewey historian Wayne A. Wiegand has
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biografieën (vorm)
Biographies
Named Person: Melvil Dewey; Melvil Dewey; Melvil Dewey; Melvil (1851-1931) Dewey; Melvil Dewey
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wayne A Wiegand
ISBN: 083890680X 9780838906804
OCLC Number: 34116924
Description: xx, 403 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Other Titles: Biography of Melvil Dewey
Responsibility: Wayne A. Wiegand.

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