What Is a Who's Who Book?


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Who's Who books are a series of biographical books published by Marquis Who's Who about prominent Americans and world figures. Its books include "Who's Who in America," "Who’s Who in the World," "Who’s Who in American Law," "Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare" and "Who’s Who in Science and Engineering."

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In 2011, Marquis Who’s Who published "Who’s Who in Corporate America" which contains more than 30,000 profiles of the most prominent executives of corporate America. It also publishes the book "Who's Who in Asia" listing prominent Asians. The Who's Who series of books are updated and published yearly.

Founded by Albert Nelson Marquis in 1899, Marquis Who's Who sets the standard for reliable and comprehensive biographical data that cover present day leaders and achievers from within the country and around the world. It claims that its series of books are reliable references that are used by students, researchers, business executives, journalists and librarians, among other users. The company is based in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey.

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