Oxford, OX, UK ; Cambridge, MA, USA : Blackwell Reference, 1990.
Book — xii, 449 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Designed to give any reader interested in modern history and politics a set of consistent summaries of the careers of the most active political figures, this dictionary aims to reflect the character of 20th century political life. Although its primary focus is on politicians and particularly those who have held important office in government or the major parties, the book also contains entries on many peoply who would not be regarded primarily as politicians. These include church leaders, media figures, civil servants, soldiers, scientists, trade unionists, businessmen, writers and the royal family. The book contains photographs, guides to further reading and an index. The span of the volume reaches from the early 20th century to the present, though it excludes certain figures whose main careers were made in the years before 1900. Certain Irish political figures are included. (source: Nielsen Book Data)