The Oxford Children's Book of Famous People by Oxford University Press

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The "Oxford Children's Book of Famous People" is a one-stop guide to the people who matter. This stylish and information-packed book tells the stories of 1000 women and men whose lives have influenced the course of history. Learn about the famous and the infamous - leaders from Genghis Khan to Tony Blair; scientists and thinkers from Aristotle to Stephen Hawking; personalities from Rasputin to Michael Jordan. The text is organized alphabetically for easy reference, but there are also chronological and thematic directories linking people in time and by area of achievement. In this new edition, the entries have been updated, and there are new biographies of such figures as George W. Bush, J. K. Rowling, Julia Roberts and Steve Redgrave.

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Published October 17, 2002 by Oxford University Press. 384 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Education & Reference.