Novato, 1st ed., 1996. Xiii + 733 pp. D.j., 23 x 16cm. FINE. This is a monumental reference containing authoritative accounts of over 1,000 key personalities from the Second World War period. It gives detailed and revealing accounts of all the major ' and numerous minor ' Allied, Axis, and non-aligned military and political figures from World War II. A major feature increasing the dictionary's usefulness is a wealth of comprehensive cross references used to link the entries of individuals referred to elsewhere in the book. Pertinent bibliographical information accompanies entries and at the end of the book is a complete bibliography of works and sources used, as well as an extensive glossary. This is an essential reference book for a bibliophile.