100 GREAT LIVES Edited by JOHN CANNING
Hardback with dust cover - 768 pages.
Condition: Faded cover and shelf tired.
ISBN 0 285 62040 1
Here in one handy volume are a hundred of the greatest lives of all time. Immensely more informative than entries in a biographical dictionary, a mere fraction of the bulk and cost of the equivalent number of book-length biographies - even if they were all available - 100 Great Lives is a work of exceptionally wide appeal.
The selection has been made to give a wide coverage of the ages and arenas of human endeavour.
Scientists and inventors from Archimedes to Orville Wright; ethical leaders from Buddha and Confucius to Marx and Gandhi; writers from Herodotus to Tagore; explorers from Marco Polo to Robert Falcon Scott; soldiers and statesmen from Alexander the Great to Sir Winston Churchill... will sufficiently indicate the plan and scope of the book, not to mention the artists, musicians and great women who claim their rightful place.
This new edition of this well-established and ever-popular book has been extensively revised and up-dated.
800 pages, including 24 pages of half-tone illustrations.
Printed photolitho in Great Britain by J. W. Arrowsmith Ltd., Bristol
DCB Book code AB907 038 - 040