The 100: A Ranking of the Most Influential Persons in History (Google eBook)

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Citadel Press, 1978 - Biography & Autobiography - 556 pages
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In 1978, when Hart's controversial book THE 100 was first published, critics objected that Hart had the nerve not only to select who he thought were the most influential people in history, but also to rank them according to importance. Needless to say the critics were wrong, & 60,000 copies of the book have been sold. Hart believed that in the intervening years the influence of his original selections had waxed and waned and that new names loomed large on the world stage: thus the publication this updated edition of THE 100.
  

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User Review  - Bruce_Deming - LibraryThing

Interesting book. This author did his best and it is very thought provoking. He does voice his own speculations and misgivings and why he decided on the selections, whether we agree or not with it all it is fascinating. Read full review

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User Review  - debnance - LibraryThing

I had a few problems with this fellow's picks for Most Influential Persons in History. For one thing, three of the hundred were American presidents! That seems a little slanted! Also, the author ... Read full review

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Hart holds an AB from Cornell, an LLB from New York Law School, an MS in physics from Adelphi University, and a PhD in astronomy from Princeton University. He is senior staff scientist with the Systems and applied Sciences Corp. in Riverdale, Maryland.

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