A Dictionary of twentieth-century world biography

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Oxford University Press, 1992 - Biography & Autobiography - 615 pages
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.

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
30
Section 3
99
Section 4
142
Section 5
172
Section 6
186
Section 7
212
Section 8
245
Section 14
425
Section 15
433
Section 16
462
Section 17
463
Section 18
492
Section 19
542
Section 20
566
Section 21
568

Section 9
290
Section 10
301
Section 11
326
Section 12
356
Section 13
411
Section 22
577
Section 23
608
Section 24
612
Copyright

About the author (1992)


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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