Great Britons: Twentieth-Century Lives


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This illustrated biographical dictionary is a cornucopia of information on the men and women who helped to shape 20th-century Britain. It is a unique record of the lives of 645 individuals whose effect on their contemporaries or in their chosen professions was of exceptional interest and significance over the past 100 years, and who died between 1915 and 1980. Represented are people from all walks of life--from actors to zoologists--and from every area of society, including those few "black sheep" whose exploits or failures ...

Great Britons: Twentieth-Century Lives 1985, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780192115997