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  • Who Was Genghis Khan?by Nico Medina; Andrew Thomson; Nancy Harrison

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 4.99

    Named Temujin at birth by his nomadic family in early Mongolia, the great Genghis Khan used his skill and cunning to create the Mongol Empire and conquer almost the entire continent of Asia. As ruler of the largest empire in human history, he was as respected as he was feared. Learn more about the man and the legend in Who Was Genghis Khan? more...

  • Who Is Stan Lee?by Geoff Edgers; John Hinderliter; Nancy Harrison

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 4.99

    Stanley Lieber was just seventeen when he got his first job at Timely Comics in 1939. Since then, the man now known as Stan Lee has launched a comic book empire, made Marvel Comics a household name, and created iconic superheroes such as Iron Man, Spider-Man, and the Fantastic Four. Stan Lee is still dreaming up caped crusaders and masked vigilantes... more...

  • Who Was Frederick Douglass?by April Jones Prince; Robert Squier; Nancy Harrison

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 4.99

    Born into slavery in Maryland in 1818, Frederick Douglass was determined to gain freedom--and once he realized that knowledge was power, he secretly learned to read and write to give himself an advantage. After escaping to the North in 1838, as a free man he gave powerful speeches about his experience as a slave. He was so impressive that he became... more...

  • Who Was Betsy Ross?by James Buckley; John O'Brien; Nancy Harrison

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 4.99

    Born the eighth of seventeen children in Philadelphia, Betsy Ross lived in a time when the American colonies were yearning for independence from British rule. Ross worked as a seamstress and was eager to contribute to the cause, making tents and repairing uniforms when the colonies declared war. By 1779 she was filling cartridges for the Continental... more...

  • Who Was Sitting Bull?by Stephanie Spinner; Jim Eldridge; Nancy Harrison

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 4.99

    No one knew the boy they called ?Jumping Badger? would grow to become a great leader. Born on the banks of the Yellowstone River, Sitting Bull, as he was later called, was tribal chief and holy man of the Lakota Sioux tribe in a time of fierce conflict with the United States. As the government seized Native American lands, Sitting Bull relied on his... more...

  • Who Was Andy Warhol?by Kirsten Anderson; Gregory Copeland; Nancy Harrison

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 4.99

    Best known for his screen prints of soup cans and movie stars, this shy young boy from Pittsburgh shot to fame with his radical ideas of what ?art? could be. Working in the aptly named ?Factory,? Warhol?s paintings, movies, and eccentric lifestyle blurred the lines between pop culture and art, ushering in the Pop Art movement and, with it, a national... more...

  • Who Is Gloria Steinem?by Sarah Fabiny; Max Hergenrother; Nancy Harrison

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 4.99

    As a field reporter in the 1960s, Gloria Steinem worked hard to dig up important stories. She went undercover to expose the grim realities of gender inequality in America. As her message continued to grow, she became the spokeswoman of the women?s liberation movement and created the feminist publication, Ms. magazine. Steinem continues to speak and... more...

  • Who Was Alfred Hitchcock?by Pamela D. Pollack; Meg Belviso; Jonathan Moore; Nancy Harrison

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 4.99

    Known as one of the most influential filmmakers of all time, Alfred Hitchcock?s unique vision in movies like Psycho and The Birds sent shivers down our spines and shockwaves through the film industry. His innovative camera techniques have been studied for decades and his gift for storytelling cemented his place in history. Many directors make great... more...

  • Who Was Charles Dickens?by Pamela D. Pollack; Meg Belviso; Mark E Geyer; Nancy Harrison

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 4.99

    As a child, Charles Dickens worked in a shoe polish factory where his gritty surroundings inspired some of the most memorable characters and settings in literary history. Known for his masterful storytelling in books like Oliver Twist , Great Expectations , and A Christmas Carol , Dickens toured the globe as one of the most famous people of his... more...

  • Who Was Queen Elizabeth?by June Eding; Nancy Harrison

    Penguin Group US 2008; US$ 4.99

    Our bestselling series is fit for a queen! The life of Queen Elizabeth I was dramatic and dangerous: cast out of her father?s court at the age of three and imprisoned at nineteen, Elizabeth was crowned queen in 1558, when she was only twenty-five. A tough, intelligent woman who spoke five languages, Elizabeth ruled for over forty years and led England... more...