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Current Biography Yearbook

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Current Biography Yearbook 2018

Hardcover
ISBN: 978-1-68217-641-2
670 pages
Pub. Date: January 2019

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Current Biography Yearbook 2017

Hardcover
ISBN: 978-1-61925-848-8
750 pages
Pub. Date: December 2017
Price: $199.00

The biographies in this volume include Activist, Actor, Boxer, Cartoonist, Director & Writer, Genticist, Photojournalist, political consultant, President of Doctors Without Borders, Author & Civil Rights Activist, Secretary of Energy, Television Host and many, many more. An interesting look at the notable personalities of 2017.

Current Biography Yearbook 2016

Hardcover
ISBN: 978-1-61925-731-3
750 pages
Pub. Date: January 2017
Price: $199.00

The biographies in this volume include Chef and Food Truck Owner, Actor, Physicist, Politician, Cricketer, College President, Stunt Performer, Sumo Wrestler, Biologist, US Navy admiral, Violist, Journalist, Blogger, Hockey Player, Skateboarder, Race Car Driver, Mathematician, Basketball Player, Film Director, Stylist, Ecologist, Philosopher, Neurologist and many, many more. An interesting look at the notable personalities of 2016.

Current Biography Yearbook 2015

Hardcover
ISBN: 978-1-61925-707-8
750 pages
Pub. Date: December 2015
Price: $199.00

The biographies in this volume include Chef and Food Truck Owner, Actor, Physicist, Politician, Cricketer, College President, Stunt Performer, Sumo Wrestler, Biologist, US Navy admiral, Violist, Journalist, Blogger, Hockey Player, Skateboarder, Race Car Driver, Mathematician, Basketball Player, Film Director, Stylist, Ecologist, Philosopher, Neurologist and many, many more. An interesting look at the notable personalities of 2015.

Current Biography Yearbook 2014

Hardcover
ISBN: 978-1-61925-430-5
750 pages
Pub. Date: December 2014
Price: $199.00

The biographies in this volume include scientist Cornelia Bargmann, Writer Laurie Halse Anderson, Sommelier Paolo Basso, the CEO of Kickstarter Perry Chen, Actor Jessica Chastain, Talent manager Scooter Braun, Entrepreneur Manoj Bhargava, Venture capitalist Jim Breyer, Comedian and filmmaker Negin Farsad, Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio, Computer scientist Jeffrey Dean, Competitive Swimmer Missy Franklin, Poet and professor Nikky Finney, Author Diana Gabaldon, Actor Tom Hardy, Civil rights activist Chen Guangcheng, and many, many more. An interesting look at the notable personalities of 2014.

Current Biography Yearbook 2013

Hardcover
ISBN: 978-0-8242-1210-0
750 pages
Pub. Date: January 2013
Price: $199.00

The biographies in this volume include journalist Erin Andrews, comedian Fred Armisen, President of Malawi Joyce Banda, the founder of Spanks Sara Blakely, urban strategist Majora Carter, Mayor of San Antonio Julian Castro, Politician Ted Cruz, professional surfer Mick Fanning, Pope Francis of the Roman Catholic Church, singer-songwriter Ellie Golding, founder of the Khan Academy Salman Khan, scientist Brian Kobilka, Governor of New Mexico Susana Martinez, beach volleyball players Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings, campaign manager Jim Messina, co-founder of Zynga Mark Pincus and many, many more. An interesting look at the notable personalities of 2013.

Current Biography Yearbook 2012

Hardcover
ISBN: 978-0-8242-1144-8
750 pages
Price: $199.00

This compilation looks at such notables as ballet dancer Charles Askegard, Apple CEO Tim Cook, writer Michael Chabon, Seattle Mariners baseball player Felix Hernandez, and chef Tyler Florence. From actors and writers, politicians and medical professionals, and everything in between, this text provides excellent coverage across the nation and professions.

Current Biography Yearbook 2011

Hardcover
ISBN: 978-0-8242-1121-9
750 pages
Price: $199.00

The biographies in this volume include Julian Assange, Timothy Dolan, Grizzly Bear, Josh Hamilton, Sandra Lee, Rory McIlroy, Edith Pearlman, Wanda Sykes, Abby Wambach to name just a few of the over 150 profiles that cover everyone from climate scientists to rock stars, jazz pianists and journalists. A fascinating look at important personalities in 2011.

Current Biography Yearbook 2010

Hardcover
ISBN: 978-0-8242-1113-4
750 pages
Price: $195.00

This compilation includes such figures as Chris Anderson, editor-in-chief of Wired magazine, Astrophysicist Alan P. Boss, chef and restaurateur David Chang, comic actress Jane Lynch, financial journalist Rick Santelli, singer Taylor Swift, football referee Sarah Thomas, skier Lindsey Vonn and pop sensation Lady Gaga.

Current Biography Yearbook 2009

Hardcover
ISBN: 978-0-8242-11104-2
750 pages
Price: $190.00

Included in this volume are sports figures such as Gilbert Arenas, Cliff Lee and Chad Ochocinco, political figures such as David Axelrod, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama, and musicians and artists such as Maya Besier and Henry Selick.

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A compilation of over 200 up-to-date, contemporary profiles of accomplished and rising stars of politics, industry, entertainment and the arts from the U.S. and around the world.

H.W. Wilson's Current Biography Yearbook combines a full year of the monthly magazine Current Biography into a single, permanent record. It has been delivering up-to-date biographies of men and women of contemporary importance since 1940. Current Biography is renowned for its unfailing accuracy, insightful selection and the wide scope of influence of its subjects.

Current Biography Yearbook offers ongoing access to the important personalities of today:

  1. Includes the day's most talked-about and influential people.
  2. A remarkably wide range of professions
  3. Obituaries, where appropriate, of figures profiled in previous yearbooks.
  4. A complete index listing all those profiled in the current year.

Profiles are approximately 2,500 words and include biographical statistics and a bibliography for easy access to additional information. Photographs accompany many of the entries.

Variety

By way of describing the breadth of coverage, here is a small sampling of the professions included in the Yearbook: Biophysicist, Jacques Dubochet; Tennis Player, Kei Nishikori; Author & Professor, Erica Armstrong-Dunbar; Editor in Chief of Vanity Fair, Radhika Jones; Graphic Novelist, Guy Delisle; Poet & Sociology, Eve Ewing; Musician, Greg Kurstin; Figure Skater, Alina Zagitova; Journalist, Ronan Farrow… among many others! The variety of talents and experience featured is remarkable and inspiring. All written in the informative, accurate, and lively style that has helped to make H.W. Wilson the first name in biographies.

Sources

An invaluable source for researchers, teachers, students, and librarians, Current Biography Yearbook draws information from newspaper and magazine articles, books, the Internet, observations of journalists and associates, and occasionally personal interviews or questionnaires completed by the subjects. This resource presents biographical information in a lively style that makes for entertaining as well as informative reading.