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  • Nelson Mandelaby Beatrice Gormley

    Aladdin 2015; US$ 7.99

    Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of what it takes to change the world in this comprehensive biography that tells the complete life story of internationally renowned peacemaker Nelson Mandela. Civil rights activist. World leader. Philanthropist. Writer. Throughout his life, Nelson Mandela took on many roles, all in the pursuit of peace. Born in 1918... more...

  • Year of Impossible Goodbyesby Sook Nyul Choi

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1991; US$ 5.43

    This autobiographical story tells of ten-year-old Sookan and her family's suffering and humiliation in Korea, first under Japanese rule and after the Russians invade, and of a harrowing escape to South Korea. more...

  • Abraham Lincoln for Kidsby Janis Herbert

    Chicago Review Press 2007; US$ 13.99

    Providing a fresh perspective on one of the most beloved presidents of all time, this illuminating activity book tells the rich story of Abraham Lincoln?s life and details the events of his era. Highlighting Lincoln?s warm, generous spirit and impressive intellect, the guide teaches children about his fascinating life story, his struggles at the... more...

  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt for Kidsby Richard Panchyk

    Chicago Review Press 2007; US$ 11.99

    Franklin Delano Roosevelt?s enduring legacy upon the history, culture, politics, and economics of the United States is introduced to children in this engaging activity book. Kids will learn how FDR, a member of one of the founding families of the New World, led the nation through the darkest days of the Great Depression and World War II as 32nd... more...

  • Thabo Mbekiby Dennis Abrams

    Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 30.00

    Thabo Mbeki has devoted his life to the people of South Africa, first as a courageous fighter against apartheid and as the president of his beloved nation. How did the little boy from a small village go on to become South Africa's president? This revealing biography explores the life and accomplishments of this remarkable world leader. more...

  • Mairead Corrigan and Betty Williamsby Susan Muaddi Darraj

    Infobase Publishing 2006; US$ 30.00

    Betty Williams and Mairead Corrigan were awarded the 1976 Nobel Peace Prize for their work to end the violence in Ireland, a conflict dating back to the division of Ireland by the British in the 1920s. This book presents the inspiring story of the two "ordinary" women who founded Women for Peace, and launched the Northern Ireland peace movement. more...

  • Hu Jintaoby Daniel K. Davis

    Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 30.00

    When Hu Jintao became president of China in 2003, very little was known about this enigmatic man. This biography helps unravel the mystery surrounding Jintao by exploring his rise from humble engineering student to powerful leader of the world's most populous country, and discussing what his rule means to the future of China and the world. more...

  • Ali Khameneiby John Murphy

    Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 30.00

    Grand Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was born into a family of strict piety and moderate poverty. As a serious-minded religious student, he soon caught the eye of the Ayatollah Khomeini. Upon Khomeini's death, Khamenei was named his successor and became the Grand Ayatollah of Iran. This biography tells his story. more...

  • Jose Martiby Jon Sterngass

    Infobase Publishing 2006; US$ 36.00

    These riveting personalities each achieved excellence, but even greater than their individual accomplishments is the positive Hispanic image they collectively represent to the world. Photographs, illustrations, and lively text tell the stories ot these fascinating historical figures. more...

  • Machiavelliby Heather Lehr Wagner

    Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 30.00

    This Italian political philosopher's name has become synonymous with political intrigue. His most famous work - II principe (1513) laid out his theory of government and a number of rules of practical statecraft. more...