Dictionary of World Biography
by Barry Jones
Publisher: ANU Press 2013
Number of pages: 934
Mahatma Ghandi to Madonna, Jesus Christ to Jimmy Carter from a Non-American and Non-European veiwpoint. Jones is an Australian politician, writer and lawyer, born in Geelong, educated at Melbourne University. He took a leading role in reviving the Australian film industry, abolishing the death penalty in Australia, and was the first politician to raise public awareness of global warming...
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