From Albert Einstein to the Marx Brothers, this authoritative reference book provides 2,000 biographies of men and women from different countries and cultures who have contributed to the thought as well as the action of the twentieth century. Who's Who in the Twentieth Century features biographies on leading figures from politics, religion, science, literature, medicine, cinema, sport, and many other fields of human activity. Entries include such diverse personalities as Woody Allen, Winston Churchill, Eric Clapton, Bill Clinton, Princess Diana, Walt Disney, Sigmund Freud, Mahatma Gandhi, Bill Gates, Jimi Hendrix, Adolf Hitler, Ho Chi Minh, Martin Luther King, Lenin, Madonna, Nehru, Pablo Picasso, Pol Pot, Elvis Presley, Ronald Reagan, Richard Strauss, Elizabeth Taylor, Mother Teresa, Margaret Thatcher, and Andy Warhol.
The book's worldwide coverage spans all countries and cultures, and offers a truly balanced look back on the people who have helped shape the world in the over the past hundred years. From browsers to biographers, anyone seeking clear and accurate information on the leading figures of this century will find Who's Who in the Twentieth Century is an essential work of reference. [via]