Great Lives from History


An award-winning, multi-volume reference series detailing the most important lives throughout history, worldwide.


Salem Press' Great Lives from History series provides biographies of important people from all historical periods and from every part of the globe. The series is recognized by the library community for thoroughly covering achievements of thousands of individuals in numerous disciplines, including science, politics, arts and humanities.


Great Lives from History: The 21st Century (2000-2017)

Great Athletes of the Twenty-First Century

Great Athletes (13 Vol. Set)

Great Lives from History: Latinos

Great Lives from History: Asian and Pacific Islander Americans

Great Lives from History: Jewish Americans

Great Lives from History: Inventors & Inventions

Great Lives from History: The Incredibly Wealthy

Great Lives from History: American Women

Great Lives from History: African Americans

Great Lives from History: Scientists and Science

Great Lives from History: The Ancient World (Prehistory-476 C.E.)

Great Lives from History: The Middle Ages (477-1453)

Great Lives from History: The Renaissance & Early Modern Era (1454-1600)

Great Lives from History: The 17th Century (1601-1700)

Great Lives from History: The 18th Century (1701-1800)

Great Lives from History: The 19th Century (1801-1900)

Great Lives from History: The 20th Century (1901-2000)

Great Lives from History: American Heroes


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