"Great for middle school, high school, junior college, and four-year college libraries, the Almanac will satisfy the whims of many casual researchers and trivia buffs."
"This almanac includes people from all over the world who were famous because they created something newsworthy, earned popular recognition, caused controversy, or were involved in scandal or crime. Its scope is worldwide and its coverage is diverse. The brief biographical entries in the almanac include the birth and death dates, real name, awards, and contribution of newsmakers from ancient times to the ar 2000. But two features distinguish this work from other biographical reference books--an extensive list of popular reference sources for each person and the chronological, geographical, and occupational lists at the end of the almanac...The Almanac of Famous People is an essential purchase for any public or university library. High school libraries might also consider it as a tool to finding information that can be interlibrary loaned."
-- ARBA (2002)
"This continues to be a valuable source."
-- ARBA (American Reference Books Annual) 1999
"* * * *" (four stars)
-- Reference and Research Book News