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  • 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 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 Julius Caesar?by Nico Medina; Tim Foley

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 4.99

    He came. He saw. He conquered. Julius Caesar was a force to be reckoned with as a savvy politician, an impressive orator, and a brave soldier. Born in Rome in 100 BC, he quickly climbed the ladder of Roman politics, making allies--and enemies--along the way. His victories in battle awarded him the support of the people, but flush from power, he named... more...

  • Twentieth Century History Makers: Nelson Mandelaby A Kramer

    Hachette Children's Books 2014; Not Available

    A readable, fact-packed biography of one of the 20th century's most inspirational leaders. more...

  • Twentieth Century History Makers: Nelson Mandelaby A Kramer

    Hachette Children 2014; US$ 9.99

    Twentieth Century History Makers: Nelson Mandela offers a fascinating and complete look at one of the 20th century's great leaders and humanitarians. Beginning with his early life in a rural part of South Africa, the book traces the course of Mandela's life - his legal studies, helping to found the ANC, freedom fighting, trial for treason and harsh... more...

  • Es wird eine Rebellion gebenby Frank A. Meyer

    Orell Füssli Verlag 2014; US$ 16.61

    Scharfsinnig, bissig, anregend - zwei renommierte Journalisten und Denker über die wichtigsten politischen und gesellschaftlichen Fragen unserer Zeit. Sternstunden der politischen Streitkultur und der intelligenten Provokation "Ich schätze an Frank A. Meyer, dass er neugierig ist, gebildet, Dogmen hasst und doch bodenständig geblieben ist - ein... more...

  • I Am Malalaby Malala Yousafzai; Patricia McCormick

    Little, Brown Books for Young Readers 2014; US$ 9.99

    I Am Malala. This is my story. Malala Yousafzai was only ten years old when the Taliban took control of her region. They said music was a crime. They said women weren't allowed to go to the market. They said girls couldn't go to school. Raised in a once-peaceful area of Pakistan transformed by terrorism, Malala was taught to stand up for... more...

  • The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russiaby Candace Fleming

    Random House Children's Books 2014; US$ 18.99

    The Wall Street Journal   Here is the tumultuous, heartrending, true story of the Romanovs?at once an intimate portrait of Russia's last royal family and a gripping account of its undoing. Using captivating photos and compelling first person accounts, award-winning author Candace Fleming ( Amelia Lost ; The Lincolns ) deftly maneuvers between... more...

  • Who Was Ulysses S. Grant?by Megan Stine; Nancy Harrison; Mark E Geyer

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 4.99

    Ulysses S. Grant certainly does not have the typical war hero ?back story.? Although a graduate of West Point, he never wanted to be a soldier and was terrified when he first saw battle. However, during the Civil War, after many Northern generals failed to deliver decisive victories, U.S. Grant rose to what the times required. He took command of Union... more...

  • Who Was Robert E. Lee?by Bonnie Bader; John O'Brien; Nancy Harrison

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 4.99

    Robert E. Lee seemed destined for greatness. His father was a Revolutionary War hero and at West Point he graduated second in his class! In 1861, when the Southern states seceded from the Union, Lee was offered the opportunity to command the Union forces. However, even though he was against the war, his loyalty to his home state of Virginia wouldn?t... more...