Born to a kinfolk of farmers, Lincoln stood out from an early age—literally! (He used to be six ft 4 inches tall.) As 16th President of the U.S., he guided the country during the Civil struggle and observed the abolition of slavery. yet Lincoln was once tragically shot one evening at Ford’s Theater—the first President to be assassinated. Over a hundred black-and-white illustrations and maps are integrated.
By Dennis Abrams
Along with his election to the Ukrainian presidency, Viktor Yushchenko turned a hero during the international for his braveness within the face of approximately overwhelming adversity. Will Yushchenko be capable of continue his crusade gives you? this can be an illustrated biography of the chief of 1 of the world's most vital nascent democracies.
By Louise Chipley Slavicek
Mom Teresa committed herself to society's forgotten and undesirable, not just in India yet in international locations all around the globe. this can be a biography of mom Teresa, a girl who gave voice to these usually overlooked and overlooked through society at huge, and whose identify has perpetually turn into synonymous with tireless charity.
This attractive ebook follows the travels of French nobleman Sieur de l. a. Salle who improved the fur alternate in North Americathen referred to as New Franceand explored the Mississippi River all the way down to the Gulf of Mexico. ancient details and high-interest truth bins are awarded in a tabloid-news kind that publications readers via significant voyages, explorations, and discoveries. themes comprise los angeles Salles quest for a brand new exchange path to China, existence in New France, interactions with the Seneca, the fur alternate, crusing down the Mississippi, and l. a. Salle's legacy.
By Adam Woog
Martha Canary greater often called Calamity Jane is likely one of the extra fascinating figures to emerge from the already colourful historical past of the previous West. Her rough-and-ready nature lent itself good to her setting: She drank not easy and smoked cigars, took nonsense from not anyone, enjoyed to gloat approximately her adventures, and used to be now not afraid to put on men's garments if it made it more straightforward to force a mule educate or journey a horse. whereas worthwhile little facts exists to end up a few of her extra outlandish claims, Calamity Jane has still remained a permanent legend of the Wild West. This new biography delves into what's identified approximately Calamity Jane and her legacy as a part of the previous West panorama.
By Kristen Woronoff
Get a special glimpse into our nation's background as you learn the speeches of America's maximum leaders, precisely as they have been brought. each one speech is preceded by means of an introductory, fact-filled part that incorporates images, political history, and sidebars-all of which positioned every one inauguration into transparent ancient point of view. the genuine personality of every president is published via his phrases and via the message he selected to convey on one of many country's most crucial days.
By William D Pederson
Born in 1882 in Hyde Park, manhattan, Franklin Delano Rooseveltentered public provider in the course of the encouragement of the DemocraticParty and received the election to the recent York Senate in 1910. He thenbecame the assistant secretary of the military, in addition to the Democraticnominee for vp in 1920. It wasn't until eventually 1932 that he waselected President of the USA and took at the activity of restoringfaith within the American public after the industrial devastation of WorldWar I.
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In seinem letzten Buch, seinem Vermächtnis, schreibt Hoimar v. Ditfurth über die Themen und Fragen, die ihn Zeit seines Lebens beschäftigt haben: von der Naturwissenschaft bis zur Politik, vom Selbstverständnis des Menschen bis zu seinem Platz im Universum. Die Innenansichten dieses die Wissenschaften überspannenden Denkers fördern erstaunliche, ungewöhnliche und zuweilen erschreckende Erkenntnisse zu Tage – aber auch den tröstlichen Gedanken, dass unser Leben nicht ohne Sinn sein kann.
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By Amy Sickels
Walter Dean Myers released his first booklet in 1969, an image ebook known as the place Does The Day move? seeing that then, he has released greater than eighty books, together with novels, biographies, poetry, fables, and experience tales. This biography indicates how Myers attracts on his personal reports to put in writing younger grownup novels approximately African-American children.