Houghton Mifflin 2005
9780618493371   Product Code: 42239
Based on the Chambers Concise Biographical Dictionary, this volume provides succinct, alphabetically arranged entries on some 10,000 people, spanning the world and ranging in date from the biblical times of Abraham and Solomon to the present day. Each entry begins with the subject's dates, nationality and principal achievement, followed by an outline of their life, their cultural background and the titles of famous works. The dictionary also features notable quotations and almost 100 illustrations.