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Encyclopedia of Heads of States and Governments, 1900-1945
     

Encyclopedia of Heads of States and Governments, 1900-1945

by Harris M. Lentz
 

The first half of the 20th century was perhaps the most turbulent in history. Two world wars and numerous smaller conflicts significantly changed the geopolitical map, resulting in an unprecedented number of changes throughout the world. Some of the leaders in the period made an indelible mark on their nation and, in some cases, the world; others are scarcely

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The first half of the 20th century was perhaps the most turbulent in history. Two world wars and numerous smaller conflicts significantly changed the geopolitical map, resulting in an unprecedented number of changes throughout the world. Some of the leaders in the period made an indelible mark on their nation and, in some cases, the world; others are scarcely remembered even in their own homeland.

Nearly 1,200 emperors, kings, queens, presidents, prime ministers, premiers, emirs, and other heads of state or government served from 1900 through 1945, and all are included in this comprehensive reference work. Each biographical profile first gives birth and death dates, then gives an account of how the leader came to power and an overview of his or her term in office. The profiles are packed with data.

Editorial Reviews

Booklist
a valuable resource.... Recommended
Choice
noteworthy and commendable. The only work of its kind
Against the Grain
a handy compendium of biographical sketches that are not easily found...provides the reader with biographies of close to 1,200 world leaders...written in a straightforward style.... Public and academic libraries should give this book serious consideration
Booknews
From Emir Abdurrahman Khan of Afghanistan to Sultan Khalifah Ibn Harub of Zanzibar, some 2300 leaders are listed for 90 countries. For each country, heads of state (monarchs, presidents, and military junta leaders) and heads of government (prime ministers, premiers, and grand viziers) are accorded separate sections. Colonial governments are not included, except in cases of semiautonomy. Brief reviews of each figure's career are included Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786405008
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
06/01/1999
Pages:
520
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.35(d)

Meet the Author

Harris M. Lentz III, prodigious researcher and independent scholar, is the author of numerous reference works. He lives in Horseshoe Lake, Arkansas.

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