Encyclopædia Britannica profiles the gangsters, humanitarians, pioneers, pirates, politicians, traitors, and other interesting figures that have left their mark on history. Judge for yourself who is a hero and who is a villain. With over 600 articles covering notable lives from serial killers and spies to Nobel Peace Prize winners and revolutionaries, this comprehensive CD will leave you entertained for hours. The line between good and bad is not always a clear one, and the popular tales are not always the most accurate. Hundreds of lives are portrayed in this eye-opening look at the world’s historic Heroes and Villains.


Detailed and Balanced Biographies

Explore the lives of Gerry Adams, Kofi Annan, Billy the Kid, Osama bin Laden, the Boston Strangler, Fidel Castro, Julius Caesar, Christopher Columbus, John Gotti, Adof Hitler, Sherlock Holmes, Judas Iscariot, Michael Jordan, Helen Keller, Popeye, Eleanor Roosevelt, Harriet Tubman, Woodrow Wilson, and many others.

Convenient Subject Browse

Sift through famous people from the topic of your choice. Subjects include activists, athletes, gangsters, humanitarians & philanthropists, legendary figures, militants & revolutionaries, Nobel Peace Prize laureates, pioneers & explorers, pirates, outlaws, & frontiersmen, political & military figures, serial killers & murderers, and traitors & spies.

Fascinating Multimedia

Witness the landing of the first man on the moon or watch sports heroes in action with over 50 video clips. Audio clips, maps, animations, photos, and illustrations further enhance your understanding.

Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate® Dictionary and Thesaurus

With 225,000 definitions Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary is sure to answer your questions about unfamiliar terms. Plus, 50,000 thesaurus entries provide all the word-help you will need to understand each article.

Enhanced Learning Tools

Use the Article Export tool to set aside articles for further examination, or use the bookmarking function to save favorite articles. Further your learning with the use of Virtual Note-cards and the Notes Viewer to take and save notes on a particular article.