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Brief Lives: Pen Portraits of the Famous the Famous by Colin Matthew

Brief Lives: Pen Portraits of the Famous

the Famous by Colin Matthew

Published February 1st 1999
ISBN : 9780198600879
Hardcover
620 pages
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Drawn from the archives of the Dictionary of National Biography, this collection of sharply drawn portraits offers a rich cross-section of the men and women who shaped Britains identity in the twentieth century. The DNB is an unrivalled record ofMoreDrawn from the archives of the Dictionary of National Biography, this collection of sharply drawn portraits offers a rich cross-section of the men and women who shaped Britains identity in the twentieth century. The DNB is an unrivalled record of modern British thought and achievement, combining critical insight with lively prose, entertaining anecdotes, and private data. Brief lives contains many of the best articles from the twentieth-century supplements to the DNB, collected for the first time in a single, affordable volume.