The Dictionary of National Biography: 11th Supplement: 1986-1990

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Now hundreds more individuals from all walks of life who died between 1986 and 1990 can be found in this latest volume of The Dictionary of National Biography. It is an impressive roll-call of 450 individuals prominent in British life. The entrants span the entire range of occupations and interests and include public figures Harold Macmillan and Michael Ramsey, actors Rex Harrison and Margaret Lockwood, and writers Daphne du Maurier and Bruce Chatwin. The volume joins biographical fact with private knowledge, ...
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Now hundreds more individuals from all walks of life who died between 1986 and 1990 can be found in this latest volume of The Dictionary of National Biography. It is an impressive roll-call of 450 individuals prominent in British life. The entrants span the entire range of occupations and interests and include public figures Harold Macmillan and Michael Ramsey, actors Rex Harrison and Margaret Lockwood, and writers Daphne du Maurier and Bruce Chatwin. The volume joins biographical fact with private knowledge, resulting in a rich resource of interest to historians and general readers alike.
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A compilation of biographies of prominent British individuals who died between 1986 and 1990, detailing the lives and careers of those in medicine, sports, politics, entertainment, the arts, and writing. Many of the contributors are prominent persons in their own right, and many knew their subjects personally. Includes a cumulative index from 1901 through 1990. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780198652120
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 7/1/1996
  • Pages: 624
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 1.57 (d)

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Christine Nicholls has been Editor of the Supplements since 1989. As well as being joint-editor of the DNB 1961-1970, DNB 1971-80, DNB 1981-85, and Editor of Missing Persons, she is the author of Power, A Political History of the Twentieth Century and the forthcoming Hutchinson Encyclopaedia of Biography. Keith Thomas is President of Corpus Christi College Oxford and of the British Academy.

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