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The Oxford Desk Dictionary of People and Places By Edited by Frank Abate

The Oxford Desk Dictionary of People and Places
by Edited by Frank Abate

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This text offers in-depth information of the kind usually found in unabridged dictionaries. Major historical figures have boxed entries that include information about their private lives and public careers. The geographical section covers some 10,000 places of all kinds.
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The Oxford Desk Dictionary of People and Places by Edited by Frank Abate

This text offers in-depth information of the kind usually found in unabridged dictionaries. The biographical section covers more than 7,500 individuals, from earliest recorded history right through to the present. Each entry includes pronunciation, the date of birth and death, nationality, and significant achievements. We learn, for instance, that Chinua Achebe was born in 1930, is a Nigerian novelist, poet, short-story writer, and essayist, wrote "Things Fall Apart" (1958) and "Anthills of the Savanna" (1987). Major historical figures, such as U.S. presidents, have boxed entries that include information about their private lives and public careers. The geographical section covers some 10,000 places of all kinds.

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About Edited by Frank Abate



Frank Abate is the Editor in Chief of the Connecticut-based Oxford U.S. Dictionaries Program. He is a lexicographer whose credits include more than 20 different dictionaries. Most recently, he edited The Oxford American Dictionary and Language Guide and The Oxford American Dictionary of Current English.

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GOR003915383
The Oxford Desk Dictionary of People and Places by Edited by Frank Abate
Edited by Frank Abate
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Oxford University Press Inc
2003-01-01
896
0195138724
9780195138726
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