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Gary L. Zacharias (1946-) Biography

Personal, Addresses, Career, Writings, Sidelights

Born 1946, in San Diego, CA; Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: San Diego State University, M.A. (English; with distinction), 1985. Hobbies and other interests: Sports, biking, reading, family activities.

Office—Department of English, Palomar College, 1140 West Mission Rd., San Marcos, CA 92069.

West Coast director of a foreign-student study program, 1981-87; Palomar College, San Marcos, CA, instructor in English, 1990—.

(Editor, with Jared Zacharias) The Bill of Rights, Greenhaven Press (San Diego, CA), 2003.

(Editor) Events That Changed the World, 1900-1920, Greenhaven Press (San Diego, CA), 2004.

Contributor to reference books. Contributor of articles and reviews to periodicals.

Gary L. Zacharias told SATA: "I teach writing for a living. But I write because of my love for the written word. It is a pleasure to see a blank page transformed by my words into something others may learn from." Zacharias's reference books on the twentieth century and the Bill of Rights are aimed at students who are doing research and preliminary studies of the subjects at hand. In her Booklist review of Events That Changed the World, 1900-1920, Stephanie Zvirin stated that "there's plenty to intrigue history students, who will relish seeing disparate pieces of history slide smoothly together." School Library Journal contributor Dana McDougald said that The Bill of Rights "brings the historical background to life."

Biographical and Critical Sources


Booklist, April 1, 2004, Stephanie Zvirin, review of Events That Changed the World, 1900-1920, p. 1371.

School Library Journal, January, 2004, Dana McDougald, review of The Bill of Rights, p. 162.


Palomar College, http://www.palomar.edu/english/Zacharias/ (June 8, 2004), "Gary Zacharias: Biographical Information."

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