Encyclopedia of World Biography: Supplement, 2nd Edition

  • Volume 37
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  • ISBN-10: 1410324133
  • ISBN-13: 9781410324139
  • DDC: 920.02
  • Grade Level Range: 8th Grade - College Senior
  • 584 Pages | eBook
  • Previous Editions: 2016, 2015, 2014
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released July 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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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. Each supplement volume adds 175 new individuals not covered in the 17-volume EWB and existing supplements. Like other volumes in theEWB series, Supplement 36represents 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.

Features and Benefits

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

  • New entries.

Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 1410324125 | ISBN-13: 9781410324122

Table of Contents

Advisory Board.
Adams, Hannah.
Africanus, Leo.
al-Fihri, Fatima.
Alexander, Arthur.
Alzheimer, Alois.
Anderson, Willie.
Arkhipov, Vasili.
Asantewaa, Yaa.
Aslan, Ana.
Astatke, Mulatu.
Baker, Mary.
Baldwin, Marie Louise Bottineau.
Ballesteros, Seve.
Baret, Jeanne.
Bartali, Gino.
Béliveau, Jean.
Belzoni, Giovanni Battista.
Benga, Ota.
Bentz, Melitta.
Bilcescu, Sarmiza.
Bishop, Bernice Pauahi.
Blaisdell, George Grant.
Bland, Lilian.
Blass, Bill.
Boggs, Grace Lee.
Botev, Khristo.
Bowser, Mary Elizabeth.
Brand, Hennig.
Bullard, Eugene.
Candler, Asa Griggs.
Chesebrough, Robert Augustus.
Cleland, John.
Cooper, Annie Lee.
Cotera, Martha.
Couto, Mia.
Cros, Charles.
Cyr, Louis.
Daniels, Jonathan.
d'Aubigny, Julie.
Davenport, Willie.
de la Renta, Oscar.
Dury, John.
Dyer, Wayne W..
Edmonds, Roddie.
Egan, Michael.
Elwin, Verrier.
English, Ada.
Ewell, Barney.
Farel, Guillaume.
Feng-Shan Ho.
Firnas, Abbas ibn.
Fitzgerald, Zelda.
Fleisher, Leon.
Fletcher, Bob.
Fonte, Moderata.
Frankl, Viktor.
Galindo, Hermila.
Garner, James.
Gatewood, Emma.
Ginestà, Marina.
Goddard, Mary Katherine.
Graham, Elizabeth Jennings.
Grandin, Temple.
Hamilton, Margaret.
Hani, Chris.
Hanriot, François.
Harper, William John.
Hayes, Bob.
Hearst, Randolph A..
Hill, Joe.
Holloway, Josephine Groves.
Holman, James.
Humetewa, Diane.
ibn Adi, Yahya.
Induráin, Miguel.
Ionescu, Sofia.
Jacuzzi, Candido.
James, Richard.
Johnson, Katherine.
Joshi, Anandibai.
Kane, Evan O'Neill.
Kanner, Leo.
Karnazes, Dean.
Kellerman, Annette.
Khanzhonkov, Aleksandr.
King, Louisa Boyd Yeomans.
Kochiyama, Yuri.
Koirala, Anuradha.
Kreisler, Georg.
Lacoste, René.
Laughlin, Tom.
Lawson, Jerry.
Lehmann, Inge.
Leidy, Joseph.
LeMond, Greg.
Leslie, Lisa.
Lispector, Clarice.
MacGill, Elsie.
Machel, Graça.
Magie, Elizabeth.
Magliozzi, Tom.
Malloy, Judy.
Manley, Norman.
Martin, Anne Henrietta.
Maysles, Albert.
Mbembe, Achille.
Meyer, Julius Lothar.
Midgley, Thomas, Jr..
Mifune, Toshiro.
Miner, Jay.
Moore, Clement Clarke.
Moraga, Cherríe Lawrence.
Nabokov, Vera.
Naudé, Beyers.
Nicholas, Harold.
Norton, Joshua Abraham.
Ochs, Phil.
Odoric of Pordenone.
Opinel, Joseph.
Payne-Gaposchkin, Cecilia.
Polyakov, Dmitri.
Prefontaine, Steve.
Ram, Sun.
Rainwater, James.
Rall, Johann.
Rapoport, Bernard.
Rasulzade, Mammad Amin.
Redpath, Jean.
Ricker, Marilla.
Rivera, Sylvia Lee.
Rivers, Joan.
Robert-Houdin, Jean Eugène.
Robinson, Amelia Boynton.
Sahgal, Lakshmi.
Sampson, Deborah.
Sauma, Bar.
Scott, Kody.
Shakur, Tupac.
Shankar, Ravi.
Shih Ching.
Slovik, Eddie.
Spitzer, Robert.
Tameemon, Raiden.
Temu, Naftali.
Thakral, Sarla.
Thomas, Vivien.
Thorbjarnardóttir, Gudridur.
Tiller, George.
Tu, Youyou.
Vergara, Camilo José.
Viret, Pierre.
Voigt, Jens.
Volle, Dag Krister.
Wagner, Maud Stevens.
Wanjiru, Sammy.
Wiggins, Tom.
Wilderspin, Samuel.
Williams, Cicely.
Williams, Robin.
Winsor, Mary.
Witherington, Pearl.
Woodlawn, Holly.
Woolley, Leonard.
Wyatt, Addie L..
Young, Mae.
Zamenhof, L.L..
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