The Continuum Dictionary of Women's Biography

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**** Cited in BCL3 and Sheehy under its previous title The International dictionary of women's biography (1982). With more than 250 new entries, this revised edition contains details of the lives of some 1,700 influential women. Chosen from all periods and cultures, with an emphasis on North America, Great Britain and the Commonwealth, they represent all spheres of public and cultural life. Though the text is well documented and referenced, a spot check revealed an error (in proofreading) under the Elizabeth II heading (1938 instead of 1936 for Edward VIII's abdication). Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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The revised edition of the 1982 original, with short biographies on notable women from Eva Braun to Marie Curie to Dorothy Parker. According to the publisher, 40 percent of the entries are new, and 25 percent have been updated.-- MR Read full review

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