Alden Todd


Alden Todd (January 12, 1918 – March 8, 2006) was an author, among whose works included Finding Facts Fast,[1][a] a popular guide on library research, released in several editions (from 1972 to 1992) prior to the emergence of the World Wide Web. In 1965, Alden Todd won a Silver Gavel Award 22 from the American Bar Association, for his book Justice on Trial: The Case of Louis D. Brandeis.[2]

Published works

  • Minding the Money: A Practical Guide for Volunteer Treasurers, iUniverse, 2003, ISBN 9780595272624
  • Finding Facts Fast, first edition: 1972; latest edition: Ten Speed Press, 1992, 160 pages, ISBN 9780140512038
  • Richard Montgomery: Rebel of 1775, D. McKay Co., 1967
  • A Spark Lighted in Portland: The Record of the National Board of Fire Underwriters, McGraw-Hill, 1966
  • Justice on Trial: The Case of Louis D. Brandeis, McGraw-Hill, 1964, ISBN 9781111360665
  • Abandoned: The Story of the Greely Arctic Expedition 1881-1884, McGraw-Hill, 1961, ISBN 1-889963-29-1


  1. ^ When searching Alden Todd's Finding Facts Fast[1] for a term, e.g., Bowker use Internet Archives User Interface, such as the Magnifying glass in the margin on the left: type in 'Bowker' to find two results:
    • (twice yearly) International Books in Print, Bowker, New York, 1989 (on page 96) and
    • Ulrich's International Periodicals Directory, 1989 edition Bowker, London, New York (on page 97) and
      • Bowker, London, New York Walford's Guide to Reference Material, Walford, A. (Ed) in the Notes on page 106
  1. ^ a b Todd, Alden; Loder, Cari (1990) Finding facts fast Internet Archive. Bibliography: p. 94-97 ISBN: 9780140512038
  2. ^ (1965) Silver Gavel Award: For “Justice on Trial,” a historical book by A. L. Todd on the U.S. Senate fight in 1916 leading to the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis

External links

  • Alden Todd, by Joe Holley, Washington Post, March 21, 2006 – Biographical article
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