Government Leaders, Military Rulers, and Political Activists

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 245 pages
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Franklin Delano Roosevelt, leading America from a wheelchair; Genghis Khan, conquering Central Asia until he died in a riding accident; Nelson Mandela, teaching freedom through prison walls: this multicultural reference tool examines 200 leaders, rulers, and activists from around the world. The volume includes lesser-known, yet important, individuals such as Chin Shih Huang, the emperor who reunified China, and Hatshepsut, queen of ancient Egyptian dynasty. Detailed biographical essays place them in a broad historical context, illuminating their enduring impact on the common understanding, and fundamental themes, of human existence.


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The Biographies
Appendices Bibliography and Index
Highlights of Government Military and Political Events
Chronological Listing of Biographies
Alphabetical Listing of Biographies

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About the author (2001)

David W. Del Testa has a PhD in history from the University of California at Davis. He is a member of the American Historical Association and the Association of Asian Studies. Del Testa has been a history teaching instructor and teaching assistant for the past eight years.