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W. Averell Harriman

Diplomat, Business, Politician (15-Nov-1891 — 26-Jul-1986)


Rudy Abramson. Spanning the Century: The Life of W. Averell Harriman, 1891-1986. Scranton, PA: William Morrow & Co.. 1992. 779pp.

Joseph Finder. Red Carpet: The Connection Between the Kremlin and America's Most Powerful Businessmen: Armand Hammer, Averell Harriman, Cyrus Eaton, David Rockefeller, Donald Kendall. New York, NY: Henry Holt & Co.. 1983.

W. Averell Harriman; with Elie Abel. Special Envoy to Churchill and Stalin, 1941-1946. New York: Random House. 1975. 595pp.


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  7. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.509)

  8. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.292)

  9. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.670)

  10. Webster's American Biographies (p.457)

  11. Celebrity Register 3rd Issue (p.221)

  12. Celebrity Register 4th Issue (p.216)

  13. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.313)

  14. A Biographical Dictionary of World War II (p.79)

  15. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.224)

  16. Biographical Dictionary of the Left (vol.1, p.358)

  17. The Biographical Dictionary of World War II (p.205)

  18. Notable U.S. Ambassadors Since 1775 (pp.137-43)

  19. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.174)

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