Encyclopedia of World Biography: Supplement, 2nd Edition

  • Volume 34
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  • ISBN-10: 1573024430
  • ISBN-13: 9781573024433
  • DDC: 920.02
  • Grade Level Range: 8th Grade - College Senior
  • 581 Pages | eBook
  • Previous Editions: 2013, 2012, 2011
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released July 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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Encyclopedia Of World Biography Supplement, Volume 34, continues the augmentation of the second edition and its supplements, Volumes 18 through 34.

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 all-new essays. Subjects in this volume include Francoise Barre-Sinoussi, Maeve Binchy, Orlando Cepeda, Jimmy Cliff, Al Davis, Catherine Deneuve, Leo Fender, Ray Harryhausen, Stan Kenton, Juan Marichal, Solomon Northrup, Gene Roddenberry, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Amy Winehouse, and Ed Wood.
  • 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: 1573024422 | ISBN-13: 9781573024426

Table of Contents

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How to use the Index.