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History Makers

100 Most Influential People of the Twentieth Century

by (author) Ian Whitelaw & Julie Whitaker

Publisher
Dundurn
Initial publish date
Mar 2014
Category
20th Century, General, General
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780887628429
    Publish Date
    Aug 2011
    List Price
    $19.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781459728028
    Publish Date
    Mar 2014
    List Price
    $9.99

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History Makers profiles the 100 people, including famous Canadians, whose legacies burn brightest in the history of the last century -- from the greatest scientists to the boldest political leaders and intellectuals—and ranks them in order of their influence. Entries are categorized in one of five fields: Politics and leadership; Science and technology; Popular culture and the arts; Business and commerce; and Writers and thinkers.

The famous Canadians featured in the book include Glenn Gould, Alexander Graham Bell, Wayne Gretzky, Lester B. Pearson, Dr. Fredrick Banting, Leonard Cohen, Pierre Trudeau, David Suzuki, and more.

This compelling book offers a detailed profile of each person, placing their achievements in the context of their times and offering illuminating insight into their unique genius. More than that, groundbreaking concepts from disciplines as diverse as the arts, sciences and business are explained in a way that is easy to understand. Over two hundred photographs bring the subject matter vividly to life and capture the moments that made history.

About the authors

Ian Whitelaw and Julie Whitaker are English-born authors and editors now living with their two children on Vancouver Island, Canada, where they divide their time between writing and looking after the horses and alpacas on their small farm. They are both Anthropology graduates of Durham University, England, and have worked on a wide range of book projects.  Ian’s published work includes Habitus Disgustica: The Complete Handbook of Annoying, Rude and Unpleasant Behaviour and A Measure of All Things: The Story of Man and Measurement. He is co-author of, among others, This Is Not a Book: Adventures in Popular Philosophy.
 

 

Ian Whitelaw's profile page

Ian Whitelaw and Julie Whitaker are English-born authors and editors now living with their two children on Vancouver Island, Canada, where they divide their time between writing and looking after the horses and alpacas on their small farm. They are both Anthropology graduates of Durham University, England, and have worked on a wide range of book projects.  Ian’s published work includes Habitus Disgustica: The Complete Handbook of Annoying, Rude and Unpleasant Behaviour and A Measure of All Things: The Story of Man and Measurement. He is co-author of, among others, This Is Not a Book: Adventures in Popular Philosophy.
 

 

Julie Whitaker's profile page

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