These 56 people indelibly changed our world—for better and for worse.
From architect Le Corbusier, astronaut Neil Armstrong, and the Beatles to the designer Coco Chanel, civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr., and Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg, this illustrated volume presents the most influential figures of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The varied list includes musicians and painters, innovators in science and technology, explorers, athletes, industrialists, spiritual leaders, and politicians—even some, like Hitler, who wreaked terrible havoc upon the world. Brief descriptive bios, accompanied by archival photos, explain each person’s achievements.
The list includes:
Muhammad Ali * Kemal Ataturk * Marie Curie * Winston Churchill * Jacques Yves Cousteau * Walt Disney * Bob Dylan * Thomas Edison * Albert Einstein * Henry Ford * Sigmund Freud * Gandhi * Steve Jobs * Frida Kahlo * John F. Kennedy * Vladimir Lenin * Auguste & Louis Lumière * Emmeline Pankhurst * Eva Peron * Pablo Picasso * Franklin D. Roosevelt * and many more!