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Initially released in 1951, this biography of the early life years of America’s 9th president, William Henry Harrison, info the boyhood adventures and personality of younger Tippecanoe sooner than his assumption of the top workplace. the tale opens with younger Harrison’s rousing rescue of sister Sally from drowning while he was once simply seven, quickly after by way of an account of Harrison’s speedy considering as he kept his uncle from bleeding to demise following an twist of fate. The well-known conflict at Tippecanoe can be reviewed, as are many extra occasions and activities that younger historical past buffs will take pleasure in.
By Tim McNeese
In 1271, 17-year-old Marco Polo traveled from Venice to satisfy the nice ruler of the east, Kublai Khan. This ruler of the big Mongol Empire invited Polo into his carrier; therefore all started Polo's 25 years of commute to the a long way corners of the Mongol empire. whilst Polo lower back to Venice, he wrote The publication of Marco Polo, a ebook that might turn into global well-known.
By Harold Bloom
This quantity gathers jointly what Harold Bloom considers the simplest feedback at the critical American ladies poets. tested is the paintings of Anne Bradstreet, Emily Dickinson, Gertrude Stein, H.D. (Hilda Doolittle), Marianne Moore, and Louise Bogan. This identify, American ladies Poets (16501950), a part of Chelsea condominium Publishers’ smooth severe perspectives sequence, examines the main works of yankee girls Poets (1650-1950) via full-length serious essays by means of professional literary critics. furthermore, this identify includes a brief biography on American ladies Poets (1650-1950), a chronology of the author’s existence, and an introductory essay written via Harold Bloom, Sterling Professor of the arts, Yale collage.
By Bradley Steffens
Lucent's modern biography sequence profiles the lives and careers of a few of present day such a lot famous newsmakers. even if protecting contributions and achievements or infamous deeds, books during this sequence study why those recognized personages garnered public realization. (20021001)
By Mary Lawler, John Davenport
A biography of the black chief who all started a "Back-to-Africa" stream within the usa, believing blacks might by no means obtain justice in nations with a white majority.
By Samuel Willard Crompton, William H. Goetzmann
Magellan set out in 1519 with 5 ships to discover a passage in the course of the Americas. this kind of passage, if it existed, could enable Spanish ships to keep on with a westward path to the East Indies. After months of fruitless looking, Magellan ultimately came across a slender, risky sea passage on the backside of South America--now referred to as the Strait of Magellan. In 1522, a lone send sailed into the harbor at Seville, making its staff the 1st males to sail thoroughly around the globe.
By Jordan Romero
Jordan Romero climbed Mount Everest at age thirteen—and he did not cease there. during this inspiring younger grownup memoir, he tells how he accomplished such nice heights.
On could 22, 2010, on the age of 13, American youngster Jordan Romero grew to become the youngest individual to climb to the summit of Mount Everest. At fifteen, he turned the youngest individual to arrive the summits of the tallest mountains on all of the seven continents. during this energizing memoir for teenagers, Jordan, now seventeen, recounts his event, which begun as a spark of an concept on the age of 9 and, decades of educating and difficult paintings later, became a dream come actual.
By William R Green Sanford
After the U.S. bought the Louisiana Territory in 1803, the younger state wanted courageous pioneers to discover this great uncharted land. Zebulon Pike, a tender frontier soldier, welcomed the problem. Heading southwest from St. Louis, Missouri, Pike led an excursion throughout rolling prairies ahead of arriving on the towering mountains. Pike turned the 1st American to discover the southern Rocky Mountains, recording special maps. the top height within the diversity, which he by no means reached himself, now bears his name—Pikes top. Authors William R. Sanford and Carl R. eco-friendly discover the lifetime of this American trailblazer.