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Love biographies? Love the Who's Who Series

The Routledge Who's Who series is a wide-ranging biographical survey, showcasing some of history's most famous - not to mention infamous - figures as well as hitherto little-known, but no less fascinating, characters.  

From now until the 31 January 2018, we are delighted to offer you a 50% discount* across books in the entire series when you use the code WHO50 at the checkout. 

We also invite you to take part in our prize draw to win a copy of your favourite Who's Who book. 

*Please note that this discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or discount and only applies to books purchased directly from www.routledge.com. This offer is valid until 31/01/2018.

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  • Who's Who in Contemporary Women's Writing

    Edited by Jane Eldridge Miller

    Unique in its breadth of coverage, Who's Who in Contemporary Women's Writing is a comprehensive, authoritative and enjoyable guide to women's fiction, prose, poetry and drama from around the world in the second half of the twentieth century. Over the course of 1000 entries by over 150…

    Paperback – 2002-11-14
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  • Who's Who in Contemporary World Theatre

    Edited by Daniel Meyer-Dinkgräfe

    Who's Who in Contemporary World Theatre is a lively and accessible biographical guide to the key figures in contemporary drama. All who enjoy the theatre will find their pleasure enhanced and their knowledge extended by this fascinating work of reference. Its distinctive blend of information,…

    Paperback – 2002-10-31
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  • Who's Who in Gay and Lesbian History

    From Antiquity to the Mid-Twentieth Century, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Robert Aldrich, Garry Wotherspoon

    Who's Who in Gay and Lesbian History: From Antiquity to the Mid-Twentieth Century is a comprehensive and fascinating survey of the key figures in gay and lesbian history from classical times to the mid-twentieth century. Among those included are:* Classical heroes - Achilles; Aeneas; Ganymede*…

    Paperback – 2002-10-25
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  • Who's Who in Twentieth Century World Poetry

    Edited by Alan Parker, Mark Willhardt

    The definitive biographical guide to poetry throughout the world in the twentieth century and the only book of its kind to look at non-English language poets in such detail. Written in lively prose, with over 900 entries by over 75 international contributors, it brings a uniquely global perspective…

    Paperback – 2002-10-25
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  • Who's Who in Contemporary Gay and Lesbian History

    From World War II to the Present Day, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Robert Aldrich, Garry Wotherspoon

    Provides a comprehensive modern biographical survey of homosexuality in the Western world. Among those included are:* controversial political activists - Peter Tatchell; Guy Hocquenghem; Harvey Milk* pop icons - David Bowie; k d lang; Boy George* groundbreaking artists, writers and filmmakers -…

    Paperback – 2002-10-24
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  • Who's Who in the Roman World

    By John Hazel

    Who's Who in the Roman World is a wide-ranging biographical survey of one of the greatest civilizations in history. Covering a period from the 5th century BC to AD 364, this is an authoritative and hugely enjoyable guide to an era which continues to fascinate today. The figures included come from…

    Paperback – 2002-10-24
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  • Who's Who in Dickens

    2nd Edition

    By Donald Hawes

    Who's Who in Dickens is an accessible guide to the many characters in Charles Dickens' fiction. Dickens' characters are strikingly portrayed and have become a vital part of our cultural heritage - Scrooge has become a by-word for stinginess, Uriah Heep for unctuousness. From the much loved Oliver…

    Paperback – 2001-09-27
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  • Who's Who in Modern History

    3rd Edition

    By Alan Palmer

    Who's Who in Modern History is a unique reference book which examines those individuals who have shaped the political world since 1860. Coverage is truly global, including the most important figures in Europe, Asia, North America, Latin America, Africa and Australasia.It provides:* an easy-to-use…

    Paperback – 2001-09-27
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  • Who's Who in the Ancient Near East

    By Gwendolyn Leick

    What do we know of the real Nebuchadnezzar? Was there an historical precedent for the mythical Gilgamesh? Who were the Hittites? When did Isaiah preach? How did Jezebel get her reputation?These and many more questions are answered in this fascinating survey of the people who inhabited the Near East…

    Paperback – 2001-09-27
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  • Who's Who in Military History

    From 1453 to the Present Day, 3rd Edition

    By John Keegan, Andrew Wheatcroft

    The Routledge Who's Who in Military History looks at those men and women who have shaped the course of war. It concentrates on all those periods about which the reader is likely to want information - the eighteenth-century wars in Europe, the American Revolution, the Napoleonic Wars and the major…

    Paperback – 2001-09-27
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  • Who's Who in Jewish History

    3rd Edition

    By New edition revised by Lavinia Cohn-Sherbok, Joan Comay

    From Karl Marx to the Marx brothers, the Routledge Who's Who in Jewish History presents a complete reference guide to over a thousand prominent men and women who have shaped Jewish culture. Covering twenty centuries of Jewish history it provides:* detailed biographical information on each leading…

    Paperback – 2001-09-27
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  • Who's Who in Shakespeare

    By Hamish Johnson, Peter Quennell

    Who's Who in Shakespeare presents a complete and handy guide to the men and women who throng Shakespeare's plays. It provides:* detailed biographical information on each leading figure* analyses of the role and significance of each minor figure* a reliable guide to the huge Shakespearian canon for…

    Paperback – 2001-09-27
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  • Who's Who in Europe 1450–1750

    By Henry Kamen

    Between 1450 and 1750 Europe underwent tremendous political, religious and cultural change - change which laid the foundations for the Europe we know today. Henry Kamen has compiled an accessible biographical guide to Europe in this most exciting of periods - the time of the Renaissance and the…

    Paperback – 2001-09-27
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  • Who's Who in Ancient Egypt

    By Michael Rice

    In this compelling guide and sourcebook, renowned author and scholar Michael Rice introduces us to the inhabitants of ancient Egypt, allowing us to encounter their world through their own eyes. Here are the great and the famous, from Cleopatra to Tutankhamun, but here also are the grave-robber…

    Paperback – 2001-09-27
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  • Who's Who in the Greek World

    By John Hazel

    Was there such a person as Homer? Who were the key figures in the first democracy of the Western World? Who is the father of tragedy? Who is the father of history?Of all the world's ancient civilisations, it is perhaps the Ancient Greece that has the strongest hold over the modern imagination. The…

    Paperback – 2001-09-27
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  • Who's Who in Russia since 1900

    By Martin McCauley, Martin Mccauley

    Who's Who is Russia and the Soviet Union is a unique reference guide which examines the leading political, economic, cultural, military, scientific and sporting personalities from 1900-1991. Through analysis of figures such as Stalin, Brezhnev, Khrushchev, Yeltsin, Ratushinskaya and Sakharov, a…

    Paperback – 1997-05-08
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Routledge Historical Biographies

If you love the Who's Who series, then you might also like the Routledge Historical Biographies series. 

Written by experts in their fields these biographies are designed to help students either starting out on a course, or revising before exams. Far from being dry, academic texts however, they are also perfect, affordable books for the history buff.

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