Great Lives from History is available from Salem Press both as a back order (past sets) and as a standing order (future sets). Below you will find a description of the entire series:

The 11 sets (39 volumes) in Great Lives from History document significant lives from the ancient world through the 20th century:

The Ancient World - Apr. 2004

The Middle Ages - Nov. 2004

The Renaissance & Early
Modern Era
- Apr. 2005

The 17th Century - Nov. 2005

The 18th Century - May 2006

The 19th Century - Nov. 2006

Notorious Lives - Jan. 2007

The 20th Century - Sept. 2008

Inventors & Inventions
- November 2009

The Incredibly Wealthy
- Jan. 2011

Jewish Americans - Apr. 2011

African Americans - Sept. 2011

Latinos - Feb. 2012

Asian & Pacific Islander Americans - Aug. 2012

Scientists and Science - Nov. 2012



Those with a signficant number of Great Lives from History titles on their shelves will discover an instant database with the purchase of The 20th Century.

It entitles a school or library to free access to Salem History, including all the content in this set PLUS all the content in any of the other Great Lives titles a library owns. Free through 12/31/2011. For more info, just click Salem History.

For info call (800) 221-1592.



Great Lives from History:
NOTORIOUS LIVES

More than 600 biographies of notorious personages, from merely controversial to extremely negative. Ranging from ancient times to the present and worldwide, with emphasis on their roles in historical events, and their impact on law enforcement or popular culture.

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Salem Press' Great Lives series is a far-reaching view of history, organized around important lives. It offers worldwide coverage of important men and women in all areas of achievement. It is ideal for public libraries and undergraduate colleges. What's more, biography is a central element in today's high school curriculum and so this series is widely used there.

THE FREE DATABASE
The purchase of Great Lives from History: The 20th Century entitles a school or library to free access to Salem History, our online historical database, including all the content in this set PLUS all the content in any of the other Great Lives titles a library owns.

For more information on the free database, click Salem History.



Librarians and reviewers alike praise this series for its breadth of content and extended essays. Articles are typically 1,500 to 3,000 words, bridging the gap between full-length, scholarly studies and the shortened forms found in encyclopedias.

Within each set biographies are arranged alphabetically, with lives in Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas, co-mingled.

Appendixes include a time line, rulers and heads of state, a chronological list of entries, and four indexes: geographical, categorized, personage, and subject. In addition, each essay is cross-referenced to other essays within the set as well as to relevant essays in the companion series, Great Events from History.

Great Lives from History:
SCIENTISTS & SCIENCE

Edited by Joseph L. Spradley

Three volumes; 1,180 pages
List Price: $395

Salem's Great Lives from History: Scientists and Science includes coverage of over 350 of the greatest scientists in history from a wide range of fields.
Great Lives from History:
ASIAN & PACIFIC ISLANDER AMERICANS

Edited by Dr. Gary Y. Okihiro

Three volumes; 1,200 pages
List Price: $395

Great Lives from History: Asian & Pacific Islander Americans features 567 essays on prominent individuals from colonial times through the present, offering a fascinating perspective on Asian and Pacific Islander American history in the United States.
Great Lives from History:
THE ANCIENT WORLD

Edited by Christina A. Salowey

Two volumes; 998 pages
List Price: $175

Lives covered are from prehistory to 476 C.E.. Represented here are figures as ancient as the Egyptian king Zoser (fl. twenty-seventh century B.C.E.) and as late as the Jute chief Hengist (410-488 C.E.).
Great Lives from History:
THE MIDDLE AGES

Edited by Shelley Wolbrink

Two volumes; 1,198 pages
List Price: $175

Major world leaders appear here--emperors, conquerors, kings, and khans--as well as the giants of religious faith who were central to the medieval world: popes, monks, and saints who left their imprint on political as well as spiritual institutions.
Great Lives from History:
THE RENAISSANCE & EARLY MODERN ERA

Edited by Christina J. Moose

Two volumes; 1,200 pages
List Price: $175

The editor has sought to provide coverage that is broad in areas of achievement as well as geography, including individuals from Africa, Asia, Europe, and North and South America. The set includes the standard figures - kings, queens, generals, artists, and scientists - and much more.
Great Lives from History:
THE 17TH CENTURY

Edited by Larissa Juliet Taylor

Two volumes; 1,200 pages
List Price: $175

Provides world coverage of key figures in the era that bridged the Renaissance and the Enlightenment. Includes the recognized shapers of history essential in any liberal arts curriculum.
Great Lives from History:
THE 18TH CENTURY

Edited by John Powell

Two volumes; 1,200 pages
List Price: $175

Major world leaders during the age that introduced the modern era: philosophers, educators, theologians, artists, inventors, scientists, and the core figures of nationalism and democracy.
Great Lives from History:
THE 19TH CENTURY

Edited by John Powell

Four volumes; 2,200 pages
List Price: $395

Major world leaders as well as movers and shapers of the Industrial Age, from engineers to entrepreneurs.
Great Lives from History:
THE 20TH CENTURY

Edited by Robert F. Gorman

Ten volumes; 3,500 pages
List Price: $795

Great Lives from History: The 20th Century, 1901-2000 is the culminating set in Salem's Great Lives series. It is also a key element in the launch of Salem History, the new online database available free to purchasers of the print edition.
Great Lives from History:
NOTORIOUS LIVES

Edited by Carl L. Bankston III

Three volumes; 1,575 pages
List Price: $295

More than 600 biographies of notorious personages, from the merely controversial to extremely negative. Ranging from ancient times to the present and worldwide, with emphasis on their roles in historical events, their impact on law enforcement or popular culture.
Great Lives from History:
INVENTORS & INVENTIONS

Editor: Alvin K. Benson
4 volumes 2,048 pages
List Price: $395

In-depth critical essays on important men and women inventors of all time, from around the world. Features 409 essays covering 413 individual inventors (including 27 women).
Great Lives from History:
THE INCREDIBLY WEALTHY

Editor: Howard Bromberg
3 volumes 1,056 pages
List Price: $395

Features 445 essays covering 446 people from all time, worldwide. The vast majority of the individuals included in this set have never been covered in this series before, and all of them have never been covered from the perspective of how they generated and used their wealth, impacting society as a whole.
Great Lives from History:
JEWISH AMERICANS

Editor: Dr. Rafael Medoff
4 volumes 1,408 pages
List Price: $495

Covers 654 individuals from colonial times through the present, offering a fascinating perspective on Jewish history, both cultural and religious, in the United States.
Great Lives from History:
AFRICAN AMERICANS

Editor: Carl L. Bankston III
5 volumes 1,760 pages
List Price: $595

Features 800 essays covering people from the eighteenth century through the early twenty-first century. The majority of the individuals included in this set have never been covered in this series before. Many individuals are household names, famous for their work in such fields as entertainment, sports, civil rights, politics, and literature.
Great Lives from History:
LATINOS

Editor: Carl L. Bankston III
3 volumes 1,056 pages
List Price: $395

Covers 518 individuals from the eighteenth century through the present. All essays are new. Many individuals are famous for such high-profile professions as entertainment, politics, and sports, while others have received less attention but made important contributions to medicine, science, education, law, and business.


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