Almanac of Famous People, 10th Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1414445482
  • ISBN-13: 9781414445489
  • DDC: 920
  • Shipping Weight: 14.35 lbs ( 6.51 kgs)
  • Print | Hardcover
  • Previous Editions: 2007, 2003, 2001
  • © 2011 | Published

About

Overview

This updated reference should be your first-stop source for biographical information on more than 30,000 famous individuals and groups. Entries provide: Subject's best-known name, complete name, nickname, name of group, Dates and places of birth and death (when appropriate), and Nationality and occupation. Most entries include citations to sources that provide additional biographical information. Four indexes — geographic, occupation, chronological index by date and chronological index by year — facilitate research.

Features and Benefits

  • Subject's best-known name, complete name, nickname, name of group.
  • Dates and places of birth and death (when appropriate).
  • Nationality and occupation.
  • Most entries include citations to sources that provide additional biographical information.
  • Four indexes — geographic, occupation, chronological index by date and chronological index by year — facilitate research.

Reviews

"* * * *" (four stars) -- Reference and Research Book News

— Reference & Research Book News

"This almanac includes people from all over the world who were famous because they created something newsworthy, earned popular recognition, caused controversy, or were involved in scandal or crime. Its scope is worldwide and its coverage is diverse. The brief biographical entries in the almanac include the birth and death dates, real name, awards, and contribution of newsmakers from ancient times to the ar 2000. But two features distinguish this work from other biographical reference books--an extensive list of popular reference sources for each person and the chronological, geographical, and occupational lists at the end of the almanac...The Almanac of Famous People is an essential purchase for any public or university library. High school libraries might also consider it as a tool to finding information that can be interlibrary loaned." -- ARBA (2002)

— ARBA

"Great for middle school, high school, junior college, and four-year college libraries, the Almanac will satisfy the whims of many casual researchers and trivia buffs." --ARBA, 2008

— ARBA

"This continues to be a valuable source." -- ARBA (American Reference Books Annual) 1999

— ARBA

Table of Contents

Introduction.
Key to Abbreviations.
Source Codes.
Almanac of Famous People, A-R.
Almanac of Famous People, S-Z.
Chronological Index by Year.
Chronological Index by Date.
Geographic Index.
Occupation Index.