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Ralph Bunche

Diplomat, Activist (4-Aug-1904 — 9-Dec-1971)


Jim Haskins. Ralph Bunche: A Most Reluctant Hero. New York: Hawthorn Books. 1974. 134pp.

Jonathan Scott Holloway. Confronting the Veil: Abram Harris, Jr., E. Franklin Frazier, and Ralph Bunche, 1919-1941. University of North Carolina Press. 2002. 320pp.

Ben Keppel. The Work of Democracy: Ralph Bunche, Kenneth B. Clark, Lorraine Hansberry, and the Cultural Politics of Race. Harvard University Press. 1995. 320pp.

Peggy Mann. Ralph Bunche: UN Peacemaker. Coward, McCann & Geoghegan. 1975. 384pp.

Benjamin Rivlin (editor). Ralph Bunche: The Man and His Times. New York: Holmes and Meier. 1990. 279pp.

Brian Urquhart. Ralph Bunche: An American Life. New York: W. W. Norton and Company. 1993. 496pp.


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  7. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.150)

  8. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.106)

  9. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.228)

  10. Webster's American Biographies (p.151)

  11. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.100)

  12. 100 Greatest African Americans: A Biographical Encyclopedia (pp.72-74)

  13. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.77)

  14. Who's Who in Modern History, 1860-1980 (p.67)

  15. Biographical Dictionary of the Left (vol.1, pp.260-62)

  16. Notable U.S. Ambassadors Since 1775 (pp.43-47)

  17. Legends in Their Own Time (p.37)

  18. A Dictionary of 20th Century World Biography (Oxford) (p.93)

  19. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.168)

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