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1909 ) Bestseller : Dickens , “ The Old Curiosity Shop " Juliana Horatia Ewing ,
Eng . writer of children ' s books , b . ( d . 1885 ) Jeremias Gotthelf ( 1797 — 1854
) : “ Uli der Knecht ” ( “ Uli the Farmhand " ) , Swiss folk tale Edward Rowland Hill
... Marcelo Torcuato de Alvear ( 1868 – 1942 ) named President of the Argentine
Nobel Peace Prize : Fridjof Nansen Erskine Childers , Ir . politician and writer ,
executed ( b . 1870 ) Christiaan De Wet , Boer general and politician , d . ( b .
1888 ) Billie Burke , U . S . actress , d . ( b . 1886 ) John Dos Passos , U . S .
novelist , d . ( b . 1896 ) E . M . Forster , Eng . novelist , d . ( b . 1879 ) Erle Stanley
Gardner , Amer . writer , creator of “ Perry Mason , " d . ( b . 1889 ) Francis
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - James_Patrick_Joyce - LibraryThing
Not really finished. It's a reference book, so I've used it many a time. More before I had regular internet, of course. But it's nice to have the physical thing in my hands. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - auntieknickers - LibraryThing
The early years of human history seem to have less information than might be available, particularly spotty in Asian history and pretty much nothing about Africa south of the Sahara. Still, an interesting browse and a good place to see what was happening in a given year. Read full review