Who Was Who: 5000 B. C. to Date
by Irwin L. Gordon
Number of pages: 74
Who Was Who by Irwin L. Gordon contains over 500 biographies of those who did or endeavored to become famous. This is a wry and quirky humorous dictionary of personages in history whether of biblical, religious, and/or secular bent.
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by Elizabeth Benger, Lucy Aikin - Longman
Anne Boleyn was Queen of England from 1533 - 1536 as the second wife of King Henry VIII and Marquess of Pembroke in her own right. Her subsequent execution made her a key figure in the religious upheaval that was the start of the English Reformation.
by Peter Lauridsen - S. C. Griggs & Co.
Vitus Bering (1681-1741) was a Danish-born Russian navigator. Published in English translation for the American market in 1889, this sympathetic biography by the historian and geographer Peter Lauridsen, had originally appeared in Danish in 1885.
A brilliant social history of the ancient world by one of the greatest biographers of all time. In his most famous and influential work, Plutarch reveals the character and personality of his subjects and how they led ultimately to tragedy or victory.
by John S. C. Abbott - Project Gutenberg
Colonel David Stern Crockett (August 17, 1786 - March 6, 1836) was a celebrated 19th-century American folk hero, frontiersman, soldier and politician; usually referred to as Davy Crockett and by the popular title 'King of the Wild Frontier'.