Archive For The “Biographies” Category
By David Armentrout
Explores The lifetime of Tiger Woods, together with His formative years And significant Accomplishments.
By Jessica Morrison
Wayne Gretzky, identified to hundreds of thousands of hockey fanatics as "The nice One," wasn't the largest, quickest, or most powerful hockey participant ever, yet he used to be undoubtedly the simplest to date. whilst he retired from play in 1999, the nationwide Hockey League retired his jersey quantity in addition and inducted him into the NHL corridor of repute instantly, with out the favourite ready interval. Wayne's nice expertise was once his skill to learn the sport and continuously make the perfect strikes, incomes him files for scoring 12 months after 12 months. the nice One all started taking part in hockey on an ice rink in his yard as a bit boy in Canada, training ahead of and after college or even after consuming dinner along with his skates on! His existence tells the tale of ways a long way labor and clever pondering can take a child from Brantford, Ontario.
By Ann Bausum
An award-winning writer chronicles the tale of the women's suffrage stream in the USA, utilizing compelling interval photographs--including a few by no means prior to published--to illustrate the bright narrative.
By Norma Jean Lutz
- Compelling graphics of yank history's such a lot outstanding female and male leaders- contains informative sidebars- fascinating, easy-to-understand content material- enhances tuition curriculum
In June of 1939, the USA performed host to 2 very targeted visitors. British monarchs King George VI and Queen Elizabeth have been coming to the US. because it was once the 1st stopover at ever via reigning British royalty, it was once an opportunity for the US to construct an improved dating with the British, specially in these tough instances. at the household part, many folks did not have jobs, housing, or nutrients. across the world, Adolf Hitler, Germany's chief, used to be threatening the nations round him and warfare loomed at the horizon. yet First woman Eleanor Roosevelt observed the stopover at as a chance for the US to put aside its cares for it slow and expand a hot welcome and hand of friendship to the royal visitors. As a part of the festivities, Eleanor hosts an all-American picnic that incorporates sizzling canine, a menu merchandise that shocks a few humans.
By Roberta Edwards, True Kelley
In 1789, George Washington turned the 1st president of the us. He has been referred to as the daddy of our state for major the United States via its early years. Washington additionally served in significant wars in the course of his lifetime: the French and Indian battle and the yankee Revolution. With over a hundred black-and-white illustrations, Washington's attention-grabbing tale involves existence - revealing the true guy, not only the face at the buck invoice!
"The human brain can comprehend fact merely by way of pondering, as is apparent from Augustine."
--Saint Thomas Aquinas
Saint Augustine of Hippo is without doubt one of the imperative figures within the background of Christianity, and this booklet is one in every of his maximum theological works. Written as an eloquent security of the religion at a time while the Roman Empire used to be near to cave in, it examines the traditional pagan religions of Rome, the arguments of the Greek philosophers and the revelations of the Bible. Pointing the way in which ahead to a citizenship that transcends worldly politics and should final for eternity, this publication is among the so much influential records within the improvement of Christianity.
One of the good cornerstones within the background of Christian concept, "The urban of God "is important to an figuring out of contemporary Western society and the way it got here into being. began in A.D. 413, the book's preliminary objective was once to refute the cost that Christianity was once responsible for the autumn of Rome (which had happened simply 3 years earlier). certainly, Augustine produced a wealth of proof to end up that paganism bore inside of itself the seeds of its personal destruction. in spite of the fact that, over the following 13 years that it took to accomplish the paintings, the bright ecclesiastic proceeded to his greater subject: a cosmic interpretation of heritage by way of the fight among solid and evil. through his distinction of the earthly and heavenly cities--the one pagan, self-centered, and contemptuous of God and the opposite religious, God-centered, and looking for grace--Augustine explored and interpreted human historical past in terms of eternity.
By Barbara Saffer
-- transparent and concise biographies of the best-known frontiersmen, girls, and settlers of the West -- contains fascinating and informative sidebars -- Written in available, simply understood language -- enhances college curriculum After the Civil conflict, this one-time accomplice soldier became to a lifetime of crime together with his brother, Frank.
By Liz Sonneborn
The main cherished stand-up comedian of his day, Mark Twain is this day one of the best authors the us has ever produced. Born Samuel Clemens, a terrible boy hailing from the common-or-garden frontier city of Hannibal, Missouri, Twain extremely joyful readers through the nineteenth century along with his observations in regards to the most sensible and worst within the American personality. Mark Twain explores how Clemens, utilizing his recognized pen identify, drew from his existence studies to create his best-known works, together with The Innocents out of the country, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's court docket, and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and can pay detailed recognition to his masterpiece, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, a singular that maintains to resonate in our time.