Dictionary of World Biography is the product of a lifetime of learning. Over 50 years, Barry Jones has read, analysed and reflected about the great figures who have shaped the world and our understanding of it. Inevitably, this has been shaped by his own extensive experience in politics, in Australia and overseas, education, heritage and explaining science, music, literature, painting, sculpture and architecture.
7,300 entries are written with panache, authority and wit, and most have a valuable bibliography for further reading.
This book is indispensable for anyone interested in finding out more about familiar names and discovering the challenge of the unfamiliar.
Dictionary of World Biography is an important guide to world history, the human creativity and the life of the mind in beautiful hard copy!