First published in 1897, Chambers Biographical Dictionary remains a uniquely fascinating and far-reaching reference work. This eighth edition includes over 600 new entries, and has been extensively updated. Wide-ranging and international in scope, it offers concise, authoritative and illuminating entries on individuals from Alexander the Great to Frank Zappa.
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