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Irrepressible reformer : a biography of Melvil Dewey

Autor: Wayne A Wiegand
Editorial: Chicago : American Library Association, 1996.
Edición/Formato:   Libro : Biografía : Inglés (eng)Ver todas las ediciones y todos los formatos
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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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Género/Forma: Biography
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Persona designada: Melvil Dewey; Melvil Dewey; Melvil Dewey; Melvil (1851-1931) Dewey
Tipo de material: Biografía
Tipo de documento: Libro/Texto
Todos autores / colaboradores: Wayne A Wiegand
ISBN: 083890680X 9780838906804
Número OCLC: 34116924
Descripción: xx, 403 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Otros títulos: Biography of Melvil Dewey
Responsabilidad: Wayne A. Wiegand.

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Drawing from rare archival materials researched over a period of 15 years, Dewey historian Wayne Wiegand has produced a comprehensive biography of the man behind the Dewey Decimal Classification  Leer más

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"Finally, Melvil Dewey fully revealed, in entertaining prose, built on rigorous and deep historical scholarship. This is the definitive biography we've missed for so long."

 
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