Encyclopedia of World Biography: 2012 Supplement, 2nd Edition

  • Volume 32
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  • ISBN-10: 1414482086
  • ISBN-13: 9781414482088
  • DDC: 920.02
  • Grade Level Range: 8th Grade - College Senior
  • 566 Pages | eBook
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2010, 2009
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released July 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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Encyclopedia Of World Biography Supplement , Volume 32, continues the augmentation of the second edition and its supplements, Volumes 18 through 29.

Originally published in 1973 by McGraw Hill, Encyclopedia Of World Biography, (EWB) was entirely revised and updated in 1998 with the appearance of the 17-volume second edition set—the first complete revision in 25 years. Mother Theresa. Princess Diana. Tom Clancy. Johnnie Cochran. Betty Shabazz. These are just a few of the people covered in the almost 7,000 entries on notables from every part of the world and from every time period, representing a 40 percent increase from the first edition.

Also included in the revised edition: approximately 500 new entries, with more multicultural coverage, thousands of high-resolution photographs, updated entries and bibliographies, including new developments since the last edition and newly discovered facts and interpretations of historical figures, easy-to-use page format, with straightforward reference to satisfy students and patrons, multi-access, consolidated index, easier to search than ever before, and much more.

Each supplement volume adds 175 new individuals not covered in the 17-volume EWB and existing supplements, Like other volumes in the EWB series, Supplement 32 represents a unique, comprehensive source for biographical information on those people who, for their contributions to human culture and society, have reputations that stand the test of time.

Note: The e-book version of this authoritative set includes not only the 17 volumes in the second edition, but annual Supplement volumes 18-32—all in one convenient collection. All of the photographs from the second edition and Supplement volumes 18-32 are included.

Features and Benefits

  • 175 new individuals not covered in the 17-volume EWB and existing supplements.
  • An essay of approximately 2,000 words in length that offers a substantial treatment of the person's life.
  • Bibliographic section arranged by source type.
  • Portraits or depictions that accompany many of the articles.
  • A useful index for quick reference that covers not only entrants but related persons, places, battles, treaties, works of art, ideas, philosophies, styles, movements, and more.

What's New

  • Entries are arranged alphabetically and include: Bold-faced, descriptive opening paragraph with birth/death years, a capsule identification, and a statement of the person's significance.

Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 1414480849 | ISBN-13: 9781414480848

Table of Contents

Abbott and Costello.
Forrest J. Ackerman.
Louisa Adams.
Harold Melvin Agnew.
Mel Allen.
Stephen E. Ambrose.
José Argüelles.
Roone Arledge.
Dorothy Arzner.
Jean-Pierre Aumont.
Richard Avenarius.
Tex Avery.
Alexander Bain.
Ralph Bakshi.
Lester Banges.
Jean Bartik.
Francis Bebey.
Estavan Bellán.
Kathryn Bigelow.
Louis Blériot.
Baruch S. Blumberg.
Max Ernst Bodenstein.
Poggio Bracciolini.
Donna Brazile.
Pierre Paul Broca.
Romaine Brooks.
James Thomas Cannon.
Solanus Casey.
Catherine of Braganza.
Olaf Celsius.
Patick Chamoiseau.
Ednah Dow Cheney.
Charlie Christian.
Manual Chrysoloras.
Steven Chu.
Frances Folsom Cleveland.
Leonard Cohen.
Mildred Cohen.
Glenna Collett Vare.
Concino Concini.
Eric Allin Cornell.
Viola Desmond.
William Dieterle.
Rudolph Dirks.
Anatoly Dobrynin.
Antal Dorati.
Jimmy Durante.
Emma Edmonds.
Theodor Eimer.
Amos Elon.
Dorothy Harrison Eustis.
Lucille Fletcher.
Errol Flynn.
Gustav Theodor Fritsch.
Abram Petrovich Gannibal.
Lucretia Rudolph Garfield.
Roland Garros.
Thomas Sovereign Gates.
Edwin Gaustad.
David Hillel Gelernter.
George Gey.
Josh Gibson.
Cammi Granato.
Ella T. Grasso.
Ellie Greenwich.
Allvar Gullstrand.
Lasse Hallström.
James Harrison.
Cyru Harvey.
Francesco Hayez.
John Heartfield.
Beth Heiden.
Piet Hein.
John Arnold Heydler.
Kinue Hitomi.
Eduard Hitzig.
Betty Holberton.
Bertha Marian Holt.
Marilyn Horne.
Murray Jarvik.
Oscar Kambona.
Tamara Karsavina.
Carole King.
King Curtis.
Andrei Kolmogorov.
Stanley Kramer.
Ellen Kuras.
Harvey Kurtzman.
La Malinche.
Anne Lamott.
Allie B. Latimer.
Tom Lea.
Richard Leacock.
Lilly Ledbetter.
Peggy Lee.
Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller.
Elmore Leonard.
Julie de Lespinasse.
Almena Lomax.
Bette Bao Lord.
Francisco Antonio Lorenzana.
Rowland H. Macy.
Shozo Makino.
Ilyas Malayev.
Effa Manley.
Sergio Marchionne.
Maria the Jewess.
Roger Maris.
Marjorie Swank Matthews.
Victoria Earle Matthews.
Frank McCourt.
Jim McKay.
Malcolm McLaren.
Rachel Louise McManus.
Ved Mehta.
Alice Thompson Meynell.
Minsky Brothers.
Joaquim Miranda.
María Montez.
Clelia Duel Mosher.
Samuel Alexander Mudd.
Paul Muni.
Claude Navier.
Ernesto Nazareth.
Sergei Nechaev.
Wallace Neff.
Barack Obama.
Red Hugh O’Donnell.
Fritz Von Opel.
Mary Ewing Outerbridge.
Seymour Papert.
Violeta Parra.
Raphael Patkanian.
Milorad Pavić.
Rebecca Talbot Perkins.
Sam Phillips.
William D. Phillips.
Bessica Medlar Raiche.
Arial Ramírez.
Alice Huyler Ramsey.
Johann Adam Reincken.
Joanna Russ.
Rod Serling.
May French-Sheldon.
Catherine Filene Shouse.
Sonia Sotomayor.
F. N. Souza.
Frederick Stanley.
George Steinbrenner.
Madge Syers.
René Thom.
Howard Thurman.
Primož Trubar.
Sophie Tucker.
Mikhail Tukhachevsky.
Bob Uecker.
Saskia Van Uylenburgh.
Alberto Vargas.
John Vassall.
Wilhelm Von Gloeden.
Carl Ferdinand von Graefe.
Joseph Warioba.
Martha Washington.
Carl Wieman.
Lois Wilson.
Philip K. Wrigley.
Wakako Yamauchi.
Freddie Young.
Atahualpa Yupanqui.
Marie Zakrzewska.
Cesare Zavattini.
Viktor Zhdanov.
Fritz Zwicky.