Answered By: Bruce Eldevik
Last Updated: Aug 14, 2014     Views: 1

You did not do anything wrong.  It has to do with the particularity of Library of Congress policy regarding subject headings.  Most of the time (not universally true) the subject subdivision "Biography" is applied to a class of people or a movement, rather than to an individual.  Thus books about Luther that are substantially about his life and career usually are assigned two headings:

  1. LUTHER, MARTIN, 1483-1546
  2. REFORMATION--GERMANY--BIOGRAPHY

Try searching  for "Luther, Martin" as a subject phrase combined with "Biography" as a keyword in the subject field.  This will yield more recent results. (You may need to resort your results to specify "Publication Date Descending."

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