More than 10,000 Popular Figures in a Single, Easy-to-Use Book!
¸ Need to know which baseball player was nicknamed "The Old Professor"?
¸ Stumped over Nicholas Cage's real name?
¸ Curious which of William Faulkner's books won the Pulitzer Prize?
¸ Can't remember Jimmy Durante's theme song?
Whether you are a puzzler, trivia buff, or just an information hound, the Random House Famous Name Finder can help you quickly and easily look up information on over 10,000 people from arts, sports,
literature, history, and other fields.
Four alphabetical indexes list people by last name, first name, nickname, and spouse, so it's easy to find concise biographical information on anyone from Thomas Aquinas to Thomas Pynchon, from the Queen of Crime (Agatha Christie) to the Queen of Mean (Leona Helmsley).
Listings include symphony conductors and rock musicians, politicians and businesspeople, television actors and film directors, novelists and athletes, and other famous figures from ancient history through today. Biographical entries include birth and death dates, nationality, and highlights from each person's life and career, and cross-referencing between indexes makes the book especially easy to use.