This unique new encyclopedia contains over 10,000 alphabetically arranged biographies of people from all walks of life -- from Torquemada to Tarantino, Garbo to Gingrich, and Havel to Hawking. Unlike many other biographical dictionaries, this volume contains numerous biographies of those who are still living. Particular attention has been paid to the 20th century's leading figures in politics, the arts, the sciences, and technology. The international and topical coverage is supplemented by more than 2,000 quotations, both ...

Encyclopedia of Biography 1997, St. Martin's Press, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780312175689