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Former President Jimmy Carter has won the respect and affection of millions for his long and illustrious career as a humanitarian, a peacemaker, and an active promoter of human rights around the world. The Nobel Committee recognized President Cart...

The Personal Beliefs of Jimmy Carter: Winner of the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize

In June, 1942, Anne Frank received a red-and-white checked diary for her thirteenth birthday, just weeks before she and her family went into hiding from the Nazis in an Amsterdam attic. For two years, with ever-increasing maturity, Anne crafted a ...

Anne Frank: The Book, The Life, The Afterlife

While European immigrant women in the U. S. as a group have received more academic attention than women from other regions of the world, & more than native women of N. America, there has still been a tendency to deemphasize, & even ignore, their c...

European Immigrant Women in the United States: A Biographical Dictionary (Biographical Dictionaries of Minority Women)

From thrift and honesty to enormous debt and main-chance ethics, American business values have spiraled downward as viewed in this ingeniously conceived and brightly executed social history by business journalist Baida. To chockfull profiles of su...

Poor Richard's Legacy: American Business Values from Benjamin Franklin to Donald Trump

These biographies of the great quattrocento artists have long been considered among the most important of contemporary sources on Italian Renaissance art. Vasari, who invented the term "Renaissance," was the first to outline the influential theory...

The Lives of the Artists (Oxford World's Classics)

Dr. W. Edwards Deming, a household name in Japan, became the prime catalyst behind the incredible success of Japanese industry. In fact, since 1951, the Deming Prize has been the most coveted and prestigious award among Japanese corporations, simi...

Dr. Deming: The American Who Taught the Japanese About Quality

"If you survive your first day, I'll promote you. " So promised George Wilson's World War II commanding officer in the hedgerows of Normandy -- and it was to be a promise dramatically fulfilled. From July, 1944, to the closing days of the war, fro...

If You Survive: From Normandy to the Battle of the Bulge to the End of World War II, One American Officer's Riveting True Story

From the dynamic thinker routinely compared to Malcolm Gladwell, E. O. Wilson, and James Gleick, The Ghost Map is a riveting page-turner with a real-life historical hero that brilliantly illuminates the intertwined histories of the spread of virus...

The Ghost Map

Follows the life of the pilot who was the first woman to cross the Atlantic by herself in a plane. Grade 3-6 -- An adequate biography of the famous aviator, marred by Kerby's odd evaluation of significant events in Earhart's early life and her dis...

Amelia Earhart: Courage in the Sky (Women of Our Time)

A true story. The amazing and miraculous true story of Clyde Thompson. He killed two men when he was 17 years old. The year was 1928 and the place was rural west Texas. He was nearly lynched while awaiting trial and then was sent to death row. Tho...

The Meanest Man in Texas: A True Story Based on the Life of Clyde Thompson

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