The Oxford Children's Book of Famous People

The Oxford Children's Book of Famous People

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Where can you find Yasser Arafat rubbing shoulders with Archimedes? Or Theodore Roosevelt face-to-face with Diana Ross? The answer is: The Oxford Children's Book of Famous People. This comprehensive, fully illustrated book tells the stories of over 1,000 women and men who have shaped the world. It embraces the famous and the infamous from all over the globe and all walks of life: politicians and statesmen, religious leaders, scientists, explorers, philosophers, artists, musicians, sports heroes and many more. Ancient rulers share the same page as 20th-century movie stars, giving an unusual but highly entertaining perspective on the range of people who have made a mark in history. Each article in this A to Z book captures the essential facts about each person's life, their influences, and their major achievements. To find out why Edvard Munch painted such sad pictures, or who helped Giacomo Puccini become a famous composer, or what was Elvis Presley's first big hit, just turn the page...
* International in scope and subject matter
* Illustrated in full color throughout
* Extensive cross referencing, quote boxes, lists of presidents, prime ministers, kings and queens, Oscar winners, Nobel Prize winners, Roman emperors, and popes
* Two complete indexes (thematic and chronological)
Though it's a perfect reference for study or leisure for children 9-12, all ages (adults, too) will find this a fascinating guide to the people who make history.
Publisher: Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1994
ISBN: 9780199101719
019910171X
Branch Call Number: 920 OXF 1994
Characteristics: 384 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 27 cm

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