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Alfred Nobel

Inventor, Business, Philanthropist (21-Oct-1833 — 10-Dec-1896)


Erik Bergengren. Translated by Alan Blair (from Swedish). Alfred Nobel: The Man and His Work. London: Thomas Nelson & Sons.. 1962. 222pp.

Michael Evlanoff; Marjorie Flour. Alfred Nobel: The Loneliest Millionaire. Los Angeles: The Ward Ritchie Press. 1969. 336pp.

Kenne Fant. Translated by Marianne Ruuth (from Swedish). Alfred Nobel: A Biography. 1993. 342pp.

Nicholas Halasz. Nobel: A Biography of Alfred Nobel. New York: Orion. 1959. 284pp.

Herta E. Pauli. Alfred Nobel: Dynamite King: Architect of Peace. New York: L.B. Fischer. 1942. 325pp.

Ragnar Sohlman; Henrik Schück. Translated by Brian Lunn; Beatrix Lunn. The Life of Alfred Nobel. London: William Heinemann Medical Books. 1929. 353pp.


  1. Alfred Nobel and the Prize That Almost Didn't Happen
    by Lawrence K. Altman. The New York Times, 26-Sep-2006.


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  6. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1085)

  7. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.735)

  8. Asimov's Biographical Encyclopedia of Science and Technology (p.271)

  9. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.372)

  10. Who's Who in Modern History, 1860-1980 (p.250)

  11. Hutchinson Dictionary of Scientists (p.358)

  12. The Hutchinson Dictionary of Ideas (p.379)

  13. Makers of 19th Century Culture: 1800-1914 (p.335)

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