CARPENTER, Allan. American, b. 1917. Genres: Geography, History, Social sciences. Career: Founder and President, Carpenter Publishing House, Chicago, since 1962. Founder and Chairman of the Board, Infordata International Inc., 1973-78; Founding Ed., Issues in Education, 1978, and Index to U.S. Government Periodicals, since 1974. Founder, 1940, and Ed. and Publr., 1940-48, Teacher's Digest mag.; Founder, Index to Reader's Digest, 1981-83. Publications: Between Two Rivers, 1939, rev. ed., 1998; (co-author) Hi Neighbor, 1943; The Twelve (verse), 1946; Enchantment of America, 52 vols., 1968, 2nd ed., 1979; (ed.) Popular Mechanics Home Handyman Encyclopedia, 16 vols., 1966; Illinois: Land of Lincoln, 1968; (co-author) Enchantment of Central and South America, 20 vols., 1968-70; (co-author) Enchantment of Africa, 42 vols., 1970-75; All about the U.S.A., 7 vols., 1986; Mighty Warrior series, 4 vols., 1987; Encyclopedia of the Regions of the U.S., 3 vols., 1990; The World Almanac of the U.S.A., 1993, 3rd ed., 1998; Facts about the Cities, 2nd ed., 1996. Address: 175 E. Delaware Pl, Suite 4602, Chicago, IL 60611, U.S.A.