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Open Baby boom generation
Baby boom generation

The baby boom that began during World War II and continued for two decades was one of the most remarkable demographic phenomena of the twentieth

Open Babylonia

( băbĭlō'nēӘ ), ancient empire of Mesopotamia. The name is sometimes given to the whole civilization of S Mesopotamia, including the states

Open Bacon, Francis, 1561-1626
Bacon, Francis, 1561-1626

Francis Bacon, Viscount St. Albans, politician, author, and natural historian, was truly a Renaissance man. He was involved in public life, he

Open Baez, Joan
Baez, Joan

Jacqueline Edmondson is associate dean for undergraduate and graduate programs in the College of Education at the Pennsylvania State University. She

Open Bagehot, Walter, 1826-1877
Bagehot, Walter, 1826-1877

( băj'Әt ), 1826–77, English social scientist. After working in his father's banking firm, he edited (1860–77) the Economist (which had been founded

Baker, James Addison, 1930-

US Republican politician and lawyer. Under President Ronald Reagan , he was White House chief of staff 1981–85 and treasury secretary 1985–88. After

Open Balance of power
Balance of power

In politics, the theory that the best way of ensuring international order is to have power so distributed among states that no single state is able to

Baldwin, Robert, 1804-1858

1804–58, Canadian statesman, leader of the movement for representative government in Canada, b. York (now Toronto), Ont. His father, William Warren

Baldwin, Stanley Baldwin, Earl, 1867-1947

1867–1947, British statesman; cousin of Rudyard Kipling . The son of a Worcestershire ironmaster, he was educated at Harrow and at Trinity College,

Balfour, Arthur James Balfour, Earl of, 1848-1930

( băl'fʊr ), 1848–1930, British statesman; nephew of the 3d marquess of Salisbury . He entered parliament as a Conservative in 1874 and served as