This extensive biographical dictionary includes more than 250 entries profiling Hispanic men and women whose achievements have made a lasting impact on American society. Arranged in an easy-to-use A-to-Z format, the volume discusses each individuals' background and the highlights of his or her career from a wide spectrum of human endeavor, including business, literature, politics, science, health and medicine, arts and entertainment, and religion. An updated bibliography, expanded lists for further reading, and three new subject indexes - organized by year of birth, country of heritage/ethnic group, and profession - greatly enhance this detailed portrait of over 500 years of achievement. New profiles include Lourdes G. Baird, judge; Ramon Cortines, educator; Francisco Dallmeier, scientist; Jennifer Lopez, actress and singer; Jorge Mas Canosa, activist; Cherrie Moraga, writer; Sammy Sosa, baseball player; and Gary Soto, writer.
Biographies-Memoirs, Ethnic-National, Hispanic-Latino,