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David Sarnoff

Business (27-Feb-1891 — 12-Dec-1971)


Kenneth Bilby. The General: David Sarnoff and the Rise of the Communications Industry. Harper & Row. 1986. 326pp.

Eugene Lyons. David Sarnoff: A Biography. New York: Harper & Row. 1966. 372pp.

David Sarnoff. Looking Ahead: The Papers of David Sarnoff. McGraw-Hill. 1968. 313pp.

John Tebbel. David Sarnoff: Putting Electrons to Work. Encyclopaedia Britannica Press. 1963. 191pp.


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  5. Wikipedia [link]

  6. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.987)

  7. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.675)

  8. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.624)

  9. Webster's American Biographies (p.918)

  10. Les Brown's Encyclopedia of Television (p.479)

  11. Who's Who in World Jewry 1965 (p.837)

  12. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.645)

  13. Slavonic Encyclopedia (p.1110)

  14. Movers & Shakers: The 100 Most Influential Figures in Modern Business (pp.311-13)

  15. The Encyclopedia of Television (vol.3, pp.1433-36)

  16. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.4, p.312)

  17. The New York Times Encyclopedia of Television (p.378)

  18. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.58)

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