World Political Innovators

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2 Volumes
700 Pages
200 Essays
Index and Appendices
Sidebars on Special Topics
Website Directory
Biographical Directory
Illustrations & Photographs
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August 2016 · 2 volumes · 400 pages · 8"x10"

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ISBN: 978-1-68217-161-5
# of Pages: 700
# of Volumes: 2
Print List Price: $165
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World Political Innovators

World Political Innovators brings together over 200 biographies of some of the most important political figures of the twentieth century. These leaders, who have dedicated their lives to the betterment of their country, helped define the landscape of politics today. From the famous to the infamous, the study of these leaders help students and researchers gain a new point of reference to these influential individuals and the ideas they sought to promote through their political career.

In these two volumes, users will find over 200 comprehensive biographies of important political figures from around the world. Coverage includes such notable figures as Yassir Arafat, Menachem Begin, David Ben-Gurion, Tony Blair, Benazir Bhutto, Hilary Clinton, Brian Faulkner, Pope Francis, Indira Gandhi, Pope John Paul, John Kerry, Young Sam Kim, Ruhollah Khomeni, Helmut Kohl, Dali Lama, Winnie Mandela, Joseph McCarthey, Angela Merkel, Ho Chi Minh, Gamal Abdel Nassar, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Saavedra Ortega, Pope Pius, Vladmir Putin, Yitzhak Shamir, Joseph Stalin, Margaret Thatcher, Josip Broz Tito, Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Boris Yeltsin, and Mao Zedong, to name a few.

Biographies represent a strong multi-ethnic, cross gender focus. In addition to historical signficance, leadership skills, and patriotism, readers will discover that many of the profiled political leaders demonstrated new and different ways of thinking for the time in which they lived, often impacting today's political landscape. 


Salem Press' Innovators series seeks to highlight those thought-leaders that changed the world. This new volume will be a useful tool for high schools, undergraduate political science collections and public libraries of all sizes.