Demonstration of economic achievement in these biographies is evidence of its status value; it is significant that most of the titles assigned to the biographees
(and if not chosen, at least accepted by them) indicate such achievement.
Because the overwhelming majority of the seventy-four biographees
were or are staunch advocates for women's rights, the wider "debate" over the nature of Woman and her proper role remains in the background, while nuanced conflicts within the movement over tactics and ideologies are examined.
MsWilliamson added: "The majority of Who's Who biographees
are included in recognition of the distinction they have attained in their professional lives, and the influence they exert on British society, ranging from politicians and academics to musicians and film directors.
The Online Dictionary of Library and Information Science (ODLIS) (Reitz, 2006) defines the term biographical dictionary as "a single-volume reference work or set of reference books containing biographical essays about the lives of actual people, sometimes limited to biographees
who are deceased.
expanded the roles of women, challenged racist attitudes, entered political life, prodded government to attend to medical and educational needs, and wrote books.
Thus, in his personal relationships with women, he is portrayed as being under the influence of the lives of his biographees
Moll Cutpurse shares with other criminal biographees
a sharp political awareness and a keen sense of justice.
One of the biographees
indeed suggested that therapy should perhaps be team work, so that the different approaches could be used at the same time, rather than the client having to go for different therapies separately.
Choosing this option allows for either browsing the 5,540 mostly black-and-white portraits of the biographees
, or for filtering to a subset (say, portraits of kings or people whose name is King).
Three were among the 11 recent biographees
in the Encyclopedia of Human
According to a statement on the book jacket, more than half of these biographees
are covered in neither Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Music and Musicians - the edition is unspecified - nor The New Grove Dictionary of American Music (London: Macmillan, 1986).
Within the three reference books, the majority of biographees
were excluded because they were male.