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Illustrated Biographical Dictionary
With more than 5,000 entries and over 1,100 illustrations, The Illustrated Biographical Dictionary provides a unique coverage of the world's most famous men and women, both past and present--from Alva Aalto, Finnish Architect, to Vladimir Zworykin, the Russian-born pioneer of television.
Hardcover, 512 pages
Published October 18th 1994 by Gramercy
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Great book for a brief synopsis of many. Individual biographies are fine for further in depth research into an individual's life, but this book is a great way to learn the basics; then perhaps be sparked to learn more. Really would have loved this book growing up so many years ago, rather than having to read a full biography in minutia. Rather a few important details about many than what one individual's pet dog was named for example, thank you. Full biographies are fine, but this is a wonderful ...more
512 pages, 1,100 illustrations, and 5,000 entries. An interesting reference tool. At first I thought it sounded silly, but it span a broad scope and provides a good overview of the people listed. Better for breadth than depth, and worth checking out. A worthwhile reference tool to stock in school libraries.