Archive For The “Biographies” Category
By William R Sanford
What was once Calamity Jane's genuine identify? was once she a horse thief and a preacher's daughter? Did she really serve less than basic George Custer? the reality and fable are tough to split within the wild lifetime of Calamity Jane. An self reliant spirit, she by no means stayed in a single position for lengthy. She labored as a gold prospector, bullwhacker, nurse, and had many different jobs. Calamity Jane refused to comply to the common roles of nineteenth-century ladies. Authors William R. Sanford and Carl R. eco-friendly exhibit the genuine tale of this mythical American determine.
By Raychel Haugrud Reiff
Introduces the lifestyles and writings of authors whose works ceaselessly replaced the period of time within which they lived, and whose writing remains to be a dynamic a part of the literary panorama.
By John Tomedi
One of many twentieth century's pre-eminent novelists, Vonnegut ironically explores the wrongs of humanity, such a lot significantly in his acclaimed 'Slaughterhouse 5' and 'Cat's Cradle'. This biographical textual content offers a viewpoint on his existence and paintings.
From a true-life “Survivor Island” story to the ladies who flew warring parties and bombers for the Allies in international warfare II, Ed Butts invitations you to satisfy twelve girls who dared to reside their lives on a tightrope. She Dared takes the reader to the a long way North, the place a unmarried local lady positioned an finish to a ruinous conflict. There’s Molly Brant, who stepped out of the shadow of her well-known brother Joseph to make her personal mark, and Dr. “James Barry,” a in demand military health care professional whose actual id remained a mystery till the day “he” died.
These are the tales of ladies who took up demanding situations that society felt may be met merely via males: Mina Hubbard’s really good trip throughout Labrador; Martha Black’s adventures within the Yukon; Sara Emma Edmonds’s perilous missions as a Yankee undercover agent within the Civil battle.
While a few of these ladies completed valid repute, others received notoriety. Pearl Hart grew to become a Wild West desperado. Cassie Chadwick fleeced bankers for a fortune in a single of the main brazen con video games ever played.
Famous or notorious, the ladies in Ed Butt’s interesting booklet are guaranteed to intrigue readers.
By Bette Davis
The writer recounts how she recovered from a mastectomy and a stroke, stocks her emotions approximately her daughter's e-book approximately her, and discusses the latter a part of her lengthy profitable movie occupation.
By Jason Glaser
A biography telling the private lifestyles and baseball profession of the mythical participant, Jackie Robinson. Written in graphic-novel structure.
By Mary Pope Osborne
Track the proof with Jack and Annie!
When Jack and Annie received again from their event in Magic Tree residence #47: Abe Lincoln at Last!, that they had plenty of questions. What was once it prefer to develop up in a log cabin? How did Lincoln develop into president? What was once his family members like? Why did the USA struggle the Civil struggle? discover the solutions to those questions and extra as Jack and Annie song the proof. full of updated details, pictures, illustrations, and enjoyable tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Magic Tree condo truth Trackers are the suitable approach for children to determine extra concerning the issues they found of their favourite Magic Tree apartment adventures. And lecturers can use truth Trackers along their Magic Tree condo fiction partners to fulfill universal middle textual content pairing needs.
Have extra enjoyable with Jack and Annie at the Magic Tree residence web site at MagicTreeHouse.com!
By David Burr
Winner of the 2002 John Gilmary Shea Prize and the 2002 Howard R. Marraro Prize of the yank Catholic old organization. while Saint Francis of Assisi died in 1226, he left in the back of an order already suffering to keep up its identification. because the Church referred to as upon Franciscans to be bishops, professors, and inquisitors, their form of lifestyles started to swap. a few within the order lamented this modification and insisted on watching the stern poverty practiced via Francis himself. Others have been extra open to compromise. over the years, this department developed right into a actual rift, as those that argued for strict poverty have been marginalized in the order. during this publication, David Burr deals the 1st finished historical past of the so-called non secular Franciscans, a protest stream in the Franciscan order. Burr indicates that the circulate existed roughly as a faithful competition within the past due 13th century, yet via 1318 Pope John XXII and leaders of the order had mixed to strength it past the bounds of legitimacy. At that time the unswerving competition changed into a heretical move and recalcitrant friars have been despatched to the stake. even if a lot has been written approximately person religious Franciscan leaders, there was no basic heritage of the flow due to the fact that 1932. Few individuals are outfitted to take on the voluminous documentary checklist and digest the sheer mass of analysis generated via Franciscan students within the final century. Burr, one of many world's major gurus at the Franciscans, has given us a booklet that might outline the sphere for years yet to come.
Provides severe views at the works of yankee ladies poets, together with Emily Dickinson, Gertrude Stein, and Marianne Moore.
By Jeff Savage
Biography on Clay Matthews, a good linebacker for the NFL's eco-friendly Bay Packers.