A Dictionary of Twentieth-Century World Biography

A Dictionary of Twentieth-Century World Biography

by Asa Briggs
     
 

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This authoritative reference book provides outline biographies of 1,750 men and women who, whether by deed or thought, have set their mark on the century that is now drawing to its close. All fields of human activity are represented, from politics, science, and the arts to sport and popular entertainment. The coverage of the dictionary is up to date and worldwide,…  See more details below

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This authoritative reference book provides outline biographies of 1,750 men and women who, whether by deed or thought, have set their mark on the century that is now drawing to its close. All fields of human activity are represented, from politics, science, and the arts to sport and popular entertainment. The coverage of the dictionary is up to date and worldwide, spanning all countries and cultures.

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Updated from the 1985 Longman dictionary of 20th century biography. Contains biographical sketches of pretty much everyone you've ever heard of, plus a lot of others. They come from all fields and countries. No bibliography. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192831248
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/29/1993
Pages:
624
Product dimensions:
5.13(w) x 7.75(h) x 1.29(d)

Meet the Author

About the Editor: Asa Briggs is the author of a number books including The BBC: The First Fifty Years and Victorian Things.

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