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1,000 years, 1,000 people : ranking the men and women who shaped the millennium
Gottlieb, Agnes Hooper.
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New York : Kodansha International, 1998.
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xix, 331 pages ; 24 cm

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CT103 .A16 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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This text presents a list of 1000 of the most important, influential and intriguing figures of the past millennium. Among the figures profiled are philosophers and artists, statesmen and warlords, inventors and explorers. Each person is profiled with a brief autobiography.

Author Notes

Brent Bowers is a business editor at The New York Times.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Booklist Review

List lovers, rejoice! The millennium inspires this highly opinionated compendium, based on decisions--who's in, who's out, who's high, who's low--with which dedicated trivia nuts may wish to quibble. The authors impose order by awarding up to 10,000 points for lasting influence; up to 5,000 for "effect on the sum total of wisdom and beauty in the world" (positive or, as in the case of Hitler, negative); up to 4,000 points for influence on contemporaries; up to 3,000 for "singularity of contribution"; and up to 2,000 for charisma. Gutenberg leads the list with 21,768 points; Andy Warhol is number 1,000, with 1,000 points. (Numbers 2 through 10 are Columbus, Luther, Galileo, Shakespeare, Newton, Darwin, Aquinas, Da Vinci, and Beethoven, in that order.) Yes, the ranking is Western oriented, but Gandhi ranks number 12, and Genghis Khan, Mao, Peter the Great, Tolstoy, and Lenin make the top 50. Brief biographies of these "millennium-shapers" may spur further reading. --Mary Carroll

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. v
Introductionp. vii
A Guide to the BioGraph Systemp. ix
The Listp. xi
1-100p. 1
101-200p. 31
201-300p. 61
301-400p. 91
401-500p. 121
501-600p. 151
601-700p. 181
701-800p. 211
801-900p. 241
901-1,000p. 271
Ten Who Almost Made Itp. 301
Some Interesting Factsp. 303
Where They Livedp. 303
When They Livedp. 304
How They Livedp. 305
Bibliographyp. 307
Indexp. 315
Your Chance for Fifteen Minutes of Famep. 332