Who was the originator of the term "documentary"? Which poet married the daughter of the famed novelist Thomas Mann in order to help her escape Nazi Germany? Which British writer served as an agent in Russia against the Bolsheviks before the 1917 revolution? These and many more questions are answered in this illuminating text.
A handy two-volume set that makes it easy to look up 450 worldwide cultural icons: novelists, poets, playwrights, painters, sculptors, architects, dancers, choreographers, actors, directors, filmmakers, singers, composers, and musicians. World Cultural Leaders of the Twenty First Century provides entries (many of them illustrated) covering the person\'s works, achievements, and professional career in a thorough essay and offers interesting facts and statistics.
Entries are fully cross-referenced so that readers can learn how various individuals influenced others. A thorough general index completes the coverage.