A Dictionary of Twentieth-century World Biography

A Dictionary of Twentieth-century World Biography

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Fred Astaire, Woody Allen, Madonna, Benazir Bhutto, and Steven Spielberg. These are just a few of the more than 1700 names found in A Dictionary of Twentieth-Century World Biography. Spanning all countries and cultures, and every field of human activity--from politics, science, and the arts, to sports and entertainment--this authoritative reference book provides biographies of a vast range of men and women who have set their mark on the twentieth century. Designed to provide the most reliable information in the most accessible form, each entry includes a sketch of the family background and education of the person, a description of the events that have brought them to fame (or infamy), and a summary of their achievements or misdemeanors.
Highly informative and up to date, A Dictionary of Twentieth-Century World Biography provides a fascinating source on the leading figures of this century.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1992
Edition: Rev. ed
ISBN: 9780192116796
0192116797
Branch Call Number: 920.009/DIC
Characteristics: 615 p
Additional Contributors: Briggs, Asa 1921-

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