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A Dictionary of Political Biography

Edited by Dennis Kavanagh and Christopher Riches

Second edition


Published online September 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191751080 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acref/9780191751080.001.0001

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Over 870 entries

Compiled by an expert team of contributors, this dictionary covers all the major figures in world politics of the twentieth century. Authoritative and wide-ranging, it describes and assesses the lives of around 870 men and women who have shaped political events across the world.

Each entry includes an account of the background, career, and achievements of the individual concerned, balancing fact with critical appraisal.

This second online edition, commissioned especially for Oxford Reference, contains many new entries, and the whole text has been thoroughly revised and updated. The cross-references given in the entries are linked only to other entries within the Dictionary of Political Biography. For individuals for whom a cross-reference is not given, use the search facilities within Oxford Reference Online to find more information.

Book.  873 pages.  390446 words. 

Subjects: Political History

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Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj, Tunku (8 Feb. 1903) in A Dictionary of Political Biography

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Acheson, Dean Gooderham (11 Apr. 1893) in A Dictionary of Political Biography

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Adamec, Ladislav (10 Sept. 1926) in A Dictionary of Political Biography

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Adams, Grantley Hubert (12 Apr. 1898) in A Dictionary of Political Biography

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Adenauer, Konrad (5 Jan. 1876) in A Dictionary of Political Biography

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Agnew, Spiro (9 Nov. 1918) in A Dictionary of Political Biography

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Ahidjo, Ahmadou (Aug. 1924) in A Dictionary of Political Biography

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Ahmadinejad, Mahmoud (28 Oct. 1956) in A Dictionary of Political Biography

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Ahtisaari, Martti (23 June 1937) in A Dictionary of Political Biography

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Aitken, William Maxwell in A Dictionary of Political Biography

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