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Title The Houghton Mifflin dictionary of biography.

Published Boston : Houghton Mifflin, [2003]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  920.02 HOUG    AVAILABLE
Physical description xv, 1661 pages ; 25 cm
Notes Based on the hardcover edition of Chambers biographical dictionary. 7th ed. 2002.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary What did Aung San Suu Kyi receive the Nobel Peace Prize for? What did Laozi have to say about Confucius? Which Academy Awards were won by the actor Anthony Quinn? The answers to these and countless other questions about famous people, both past and present, can be found in the pages of the all-new Houghton Mifflin Dictionary of Biography. Its 1,600-plus pages contain more than 18,000 entries covering people from around the globe and from all periods of human history -- from Aristotle to Attila, Greta Garbo to Mikhail Gorbachev, and Frank Zappa to Ulrich Zwingli. In addition, 300 special feature boxes offer more detailed information on a variety of especially noteworthy people like the emperor Suleyman the Magnificent, the singer Ella Fitzgerald, the sculptor Henry Moore, and the poet Robert Burns. Among other details that bring these people to life, the boxes contain quotations that impart some of the spirit of these exceptional lives. Not only is The Houghton Mifflin Dictionary of Biography the most comprehensive and up-to-date single-volume dictionary of biography available today, but it is also a real pleasure to read. Its user-friendly layout allows you to locate needed information rapidly, and the clear style in which the entries are written will draw you in to discover more and more about these fascinating lives.
Other author Houghton Mifflin Company.
Subject Biography -- Dictionaries.
Variant Title Dictionary of biography.
Chambers biographical dictionary.
ISBN 061825210X