By Andrew Haggerty
This biography of author Harper Lee additionally describes her milieu and the legacy of her writing in addition to delivering research of her seminal paintings, 'To Kill a Mocking Bird'.
By Carl G Vaught
This can be the ultimate quantity in Carl G. Vaught s groundbreaking trilogy reappraising Augustine s Confessions, a cornerstone of Western philosophy and some of the most influential works within the Christian culture. Vaught bargains a brand new interpretation of the thinker as much less Neoplatonic and extra distinctively Christian than such a lot interpreters have suggestion. during this ebook, he makes a speciality of the main philosophical part of the Confessions and on the way it pertains to the former, extra autobiographical sections. A better half to the former volumes, which handled Books I IX, this booklet may be learn both in series with or independently of the others.
By Daniel K Davis
Whilst Hu Jintao grew to become president of China in 2003, little or no was once identified approximately this enigmatic guy. This biography is helping get to the bottom of the secret surrounding Jintao via exploring his upward push from humble engineering scholar to strong chief of the world's such a lot populous nation, and discussing what his rule capability to the way forward for China and the area.
After the Vietnam warfare got here to an in depth in 1975, americans have been tremendously disheartened via the loss and devastation attributable to the warfare. dealing with excessive unemployment charges, excessive inflation, and oil shortages around the nation, the yank humans have been trying to find a president who might revamp their spirits and take cost of the faltering economic climate. recognized for his humanitarian efforts, James Earl Carter, later referred to as President Jimmy Carter, performed up his farm-boy personality and gained himself a presidential election. yet his efforts to revitalize this stricken state fell in need of the mark. The Carter Years specializes in the management of this president, together with a piece of greater than 250 biographical entries protecting the entire key personalities attached to this management; a chronology that spans the heritage of the management; and a large appendix that incorporates vital records, akin to inaugural addresses, vital presidential speeches, tables directory the participants of the White apartment employees, cupboard individuals, individuals of Congress and the Senate, and extra. Biographical entries comprise: Bella Abzug; Zbigniew Brzezinski; William Billy Carter; Thomas S. Tip O'Neill; Anwar Sadat; and so forth.
By Pamela Hill Nettleton
A quick biography that highlights a few vital occasions within the lifetime of the fellow who used to be President throughout the Civil warfare.
By Raychel Haugrud Reiff
Introduces the lifestyles and writings of authors whose works without end replaced the period of time within which they lived, and whose writing is still a dynamic a part of the literary panorama.
This sequence introduces the existence and writings of authors whose works endlessly replaced the period of time during which they lived, and whose writing is still a dynamic a part of the literary panorama.
By Adam Woog
Martha Canary larger referred to as Calamity Jane is without doubt one of the extra exciting figures to emerge from the already colourful heritage of the outdated West. Her rough-and-ready nature lent itself good to her atmosphere: She drank difficult and smoked cigars, took nonsense from nobody, enjoyed to gloat approximately her adventures, and was once no longer afraid to put on men's garments if it made it more uncomplicated to force a mule educate or journey a horse. whereas worthy 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 recognized approximately Calamity Jane and her legacy as a part of the outdated West panorama.
Pittsburgh Pirates megastar middle fielder Andrew McCutchen did not have a lot transforming into up. yet he did have gigantic desires approximately taking part in for a tremendous League Baseball (MLB) crew. In 2005, these desires got here real whilst the Pirates selected Andrew with the eleventh choose within the MLB draft. The Pirates have been a foul workforce. They hadn't been to the playoffs due to the fact 1992. Andrew helped swap all that. In 2013, he led the Pirates to the playoffs, and he was once named nationwide League most respected participant within the method.
By Joan Holub
Just in time for baseball season!
Babe Ruth got here from a negative Baltimore kinfolk and, as a child, he was once a handful. It was once at a reform institution that Babe came across his expertise for baseball, and by means of the age of 19, he used to be on his strategy to turning into a activities legend. Babe was once frequently off form or even extra frequently out in town, yet he had an incredible center and a bigger swing! teenagers will examine all in regards to the domestic Run King during this rags-to- riches activities biography. With black-and-white illustrations all through, a real activities legend is dropped at existence.