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The Book of the Dead: Lives of the Justly Famous and the Undeservedly Obscure
The Book of the Dead: Lives of the Justly Famous and the Undeservedly Obscure
by John Lloyd
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The team behind the New York Times bestseller The Book of General Ignorance turns conventional biography on its head—and shakes out the good stuff.   Following their Herculean—or is it Sisyphean?—efforts to save the living from... (read more)

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Chambers Biographical Dictionary
Chambers Biographical Dictionary
by Chambers
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First published in 1897, Chambers Biographical Dictionary remains a uniquely fascinating and far-reaching reference work. This eighth edition includes over 600 new entries, and has been extensively updated. Wide-ranging and international in scope, it... (read more)

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Cambridge Biographical Encyclopedia 2ND Edition
Cambridge Biographical Encyclopedia 2ND Edition
by David Crystal
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In this update of the handy 1994 reference, biographical summaries with vital statistics and key contributions are provided on some 26,000 significant historical and contemporary figures in the arts, sciences, politics, entertainment, religion, sports,... (read more)

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Dictionary of Pseudonyms: 11,000 Assumed Names and Their Origins
Dictionary of Pseudonyms: 11,000 Assumed Names and Their Origins
by Adrian Room
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This resource reveals the true identities of some 11,000 writers, actors, politicians, criminals, and a world of other people who, permanently or temporarily, wholly or partly, took a new name. Entries range from Piers Anthony to Malcolm X and all... (read more)

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Founders of Modern Nations: A Biographical Dictionary
Founders of Modern Nations: A Biographical Dictionary
by Neil Hamilton
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"A biographical dictionary covering figures such as Eamon De Valera, Ho Chi Minh...and Peter the Great faces a two-fold challenge: establishing a reasonable unifying premise and reporting information in a useful way. Founders of Modern Nations meets... (read more)

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Nobel: A Century of Prize Winners
Nobel: A Century of Prize Winners
by Michael Worek
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The story of the winners of the world's most prestigious prize, now updated to include the 2009 recipients. The Nobel Prize is widely regarded as the most prestigious award one can receive. The Prize is administered by the Nobel Foundation, and the award... (read more)

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Larousse Dictionary of Women
Larousse Dictionary of Women
by Melanie Parry
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Some 3,000 biographical sketches of notable women from ancient times to the present celebrate womankind's contributions to literature, politics, science, the arts, education, religion, social reform, business, and all other fields of endeavor... (read more)

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U.S. Government on the Web: Getting the Information You Need Third Edition (U.S. Government on the Web)
U.S. Government on the Web: Getting the Information You Need Third Edition (U.S. Government on the Web)
by Peter Hernon
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This guide to finding government information on the web serves as a directory, but also as a map to the government's structure and as a play-book outlining strategies for locating information. The material is organized according to the branch of... (read more)

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Current Biography Yearbook 2002
Current Biography Yearbook 2002
by Clifford Thompson
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This annual reference is cited in and The latest incarnation contains some 205 profiles of musicians, politicians, sports stars, business leaders, academics, and others. The biographies are submitted to profilees before publication "to give them an... (read more)

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The Riverside Dictionary of Biography
The Riverside Dictionary of Biography
by American Heritage Di
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The Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries are a team of professional lexicographers with advanced degrees in various scholarly fields. The editors familiarize themselves with the vocabulary in specific subject areas, collect materials on new... (read more)

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Who: A Directory of Prominent People (Who: A Directory of Prominent People)
Who: A Directory of Prominent People (Who: A Directory of Prominent People)
by Kay Gill
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This update of the 2005 directory contains some 7,000 alphabetical listings of a wide range of high-profile luminaries (786 new to this edition), from the alternative band 3 Doors Down to Eugenia Zuckerman, the classical flutist. In between, listings -... (read more)

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Chambers Biographical Dictionary
Chambers Biographical Dictionary
by Chambers
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Revised and updated to contain more than 3,000 new entries. Spanning the centuries before Christ up to the present day, covers a wide range of luminaries and human achievement including the arts, science and technology, popular entertainment, sports... (read more)

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The Cambridge biographical encyclopedia
The Cambridge biographical encyclopedia
by Cambridge
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Icons :an A-Z guide to the people who shaped our time
Icons :an A-Z guide to the people who shaped our time
by James Park
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Nobel Prize Winners
Nobel Prize Winners
by Tyler Wasson
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The Last Word: The New York Times Book of Obituaries and Farewells
The Last Word: The New York Times Book of Obituaries and Farewells
by Marvin Siegel
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The Nobel Prize: A History of Genius, Controversyand Prestige
The Nobel Prize: A History of Genius, Controversyand Prestige
by Burton Feldman
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Chambers Biographical Dictionary New Edition
Chambers Biographical Dictionary New Edition
by Chambers
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Dead Famous the Final Hours of the Notable & the Notorious
Dead Famous the Final Hours of the Notable & the Notorious
by Gordon Kerr
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Concise Dictionary of American Biography
Concise Dictionary of American Biography
by Joseph G E Hopkins
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