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What is the Chambers Biographical Dictionary? All the people who matter in one handy and endlessly browsable book Packed with over 18,000 biographies, Chambers Biographical Dictionary offers concise, authoritative and fascinating entries on all the people you'll ever need to know about. The most comprehensive and readable single-volume biographical dictionary available. - Discover kings, queens, crooks, criminals, politicians, bankers and everyone in between. - Check up on great achievements and great failures. - Find out who did what to whom. - Thousands of suggestions for further reading. - Contains more biographies than any other reference work of its type. - International and historical coverage of all areas of human achievement including the arts, science, technology, sport, politics, philosophy and business. - Meticulously researched and expertly written. Updated Edition First published in 1897, Chambers Biographical Dictionary is a unique reference work which packs a huge amount of information between its covers. The ninth edition has been thoroughly updated and remains wide-ranging and international in scope, offering concise, authoritative and illuminating entries on individuals from Alexander the Great to Frank Zappa, and from Barack Obama to Osama Bin Laden.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 1728 pages
  • 168 x 254 x 60mm | 1,759.93g
  • Hodder & Stoughton General Division
  • CHAMBERS
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 9th Revised edition
  • 0550106936
  • 9780550106933
  • 270,298

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Chambers Biographical Dictionary is quite easily the best reference book in the world Sunday Telegraph Simply all you need to know about anyone Fay Weldon Incomparably the best The Sunday Times Some people leave a deeper footprint in the sands of time than others. In these pages we have access to their particular stories and identities. It is a rich cornucopia of life experience Dame Joan Bakewellshow more

About Chambers

Chambers is one of the world's most respected dictionary publishers, appealing particularly to word lovers and those who revel in all the quirks of the English language. Its extensive list of innovative and completely reliable language and reference titles covers English-language dictionaries, thesauruses, bilingual dictionaries, crosswords, puzzles and games and specialist titles on subjects such as biography, quotations, literary characters, science and technology and world history. Meticulously researched and expertly written, the highly acclaimed Chambers range has been at the forefront of presenting knowledge and learning in an engaging and accessible way since it was first established in the 19th century.show more