Help celebrate A & E Biography's fifteen years on television. To celebrate its fifteen years on the air, television's most acclaimed reality show, Biography, presents 250 of the most important, beloved, influential, notorious, or just plain fascinating people who have ever lived. Ultimate Biography skips across time and place, waving all of human history together to create new relationships and ways of thinking about the people we think we know. Full of striking graphics and fun to read fact boxes, Ultimate Biography will keep you reading with its sharp, entertaining writing on subjects from Oprah Winfrey to Alexander the Great. Ultimate Biography is every bit as informative, enlightening, and entertaining as the show itself. Ultimate Biography presents a truly universal range of subjects that will bring in every kind of reader. With an introduction by Harry Smith, its host, the objectivity, accessibility and high quality approach that Biography has made its hallmark on television will make this a reference staple. Ultimate Biography is rich with sidebars and easy-to-find facts, as well as eye-catching imagery documenting each subject and their accomplishments. In addition, there are complete lists of American Presidents, British Prime Ministers, Popes, and more.Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff is the author of 'Ultimate Biography Inside the Lives of the World's 250 Most Influential People' with ISBN 9780789484260 and ISBN 0789484269.