Merriam-Webster's Biographical Dictionary

Merriam-Webster's Biographical Dictionary

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Baker & Taylor
Offers brief profiles of more than thirty thousand notable individuals, from Aaron, Charles Babbage, and Cicero to Xerxes, William Butler Yeats, and Zeno

Book News
A revision of Webster's New Biographical Dictionary , 1988, which is cited in the Supplement to Sheehy and in ARBA 1990 . The present edition (which includes 287 new entries) provides pronunciation of names and essential information (birth and death dates, major accomplishments, influence on history) for some 30,000 eminent or noteworthy men and women of the past from all parts of the world and all periods of history. We've been frustrated in the past by numerous unsuccessful searches an inherent limitation of the single-volume format but as a ready reference it's nonetheless essential. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

"Comprehensive collection of concise biographies. Over 30,000 entries. Includes birth and death dates, career highlights and historical significance. Provides accurate pronunciations for names."

Publisher: Springfield, Mass. : Merriam-Webster, c1995
ISBN: 9780877797432
Branch Call Number: R 920 Me
Characteristics: xiii, 1,170 p. ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Merriam-Webster, Inc


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