By Veda Boyd Jones
A biography of the forty-third president of the USA, targeting his early life and younger maturity.
By Michael Lang
The tale of the Woodstock track and paintings reasonable starts with Michael Lang, a child out of Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, who cherished to smoke a joint and hear jazz. He may locate his strategy to Florida, open a head store, and bring his first festival—Miami Pop, that includes Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, and others—then shuttle to Woodstock, the place, after assembly Artie Kornfeld, his imaginative and prescient for a pageant the place parents may well come and remain for a number of days amid the agricultural fantastic thing about upstate long island may turn into a truth. With Artie, new companions John Roberts and Joel Rosenman, and his handpicked group, Lang booked expertise, from Janis Joplin and the Who to the almost unknown Santana and Crosby, Stills and Nash; received over brokers, promoters, and townspeople; took on fleets of volunteers; equipped a competition website from the floor up; and, finally, created the landmark cultural occasion that outlined a new release.
By H. E. Marshall, Allan Stewart
An exciting account of Napoleon's upward thrust to energy, from his humble beginnings at the island of Corsica to emperor over 1/2 Europe. makes a speciality of his army exploits, together with his victories in conflict after conflict, via his exile to the island of Elba, his next go back to guide the disastrous Russian crusade, his ultimate loss at Waterloo, and his final days at the lonely island of St. Helena. A quantity within the highly-acclaimed kid's Heroes sequence, edited via John Lang.
By Tim Cooke (Wr
This attention-grabbing ebook follows the travels of English explorer and sea navigator Henry Hudson. ancient info and high-interest truth bins are awarded in an unique tabloid sort that courses readers via significant voyages, explorations, and discoveries. themes contain what led Hudson to turn into an explorer, Northern exploration, lifestyles on sea voyages, service provider businesses, and Hudsons legacy.
By Tracey Baptiste
Sharon Creech has turn into a loved younger grownup fiction writer. This research appears to be like on the trip she has made, from her earliest writings to the good fortune of 'Walk Moons'.
By Kathleen Krull
KATHLEEN KRULL'S energetic textual content lines the lifetime of L. Frank Baum from his dreamy privileged youth in mid-19th-century upstate manhattan in the course of the many detours on his street to oz.. A failure as an actor, a breeder of prize chickens, a service provider in a wild west city, between different occupations, he ultimately made a hit doing precisely what he had constantly enjoyed to do: inform tales for kids. alongside the best way, we see the antecedents of the Scarecrow, the Tin guy, eco-friendly glasses, and different characters and attributes of the recognized myth land. this is often the 1st biography of L. Frank Baum that kids can enjoy.
With a similar verve she delivered to her biography of Dr. Seuss, Kathleen Krull's wry prose with Kevin Hawke's exuberant work and drawings to create a booklet to not be overlooked via ounces fanatics of every age.
By Rachel A. Koestler-Grack
In 1519, with a small band of some hundred squaddies, Cortes invaded the strong Aztec empire. even supposing the Aztecs vastly outnumbered them, Cortes's males have been in a position to triumph over the natives and catch their emperor. the coming of Cortes in 1519 assisted in shaping Mexico this present day.
By David Aretha
Chosen by way of the recent York Giants within the moment around of the 1997 NFL Draft, Tiki Barber's first few rookie years didn't pass good. suffering from knee accidents, he was once changed as a starter. After doing his personal patience education through working up a steep, two-mile hill close to his domestic, he rebounded and confirmed himself as a starter and playmaker.
By Kendra Preston Leonard
American composer Louise Talma (1906-1996) used to be the 1st lady winner of 2 back-to-back Guggenheim Awards (1946, 1947), the 1st American girl to have an opera premiered in Europe (1962), the 1st girl winner of the Sibelius Award for Composition (1963), and the 1st girl composer elected to the yankee Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters (1974). This publication analyses Talma's works within the context of her lifestyles, concentrating on the consequences on her paintings of 2 significant alterations she made in the course of her grownup lifestyles: her conversion to Catholicism as an grownup, less than the advice of Nadia Boulanger, and her adoption of serial compositional thoughts. utilising methods from conventional musical research, feminist and queer musicology, and women's autobiographical idea to check Talma's physique of works, comprising a few 80 items, this is often the 1st full-length research of this pioneering composer. Exploring Talma's compositional language, text-setting practices, and the incorporation of autobiographical components into her works utilizing her personal letters, sketches, and rankings, in addition to a few different appropriate records, this publication positions Talma's contributions to serial and atonal track within the usa, considers her function as a lady composer through the 20th century, and evaluates the legacy of her works and profession in American track.
By Gregory of Nazianzus, Carolinne White
The autobiographical poems of Gregory of Nazianzus, fourth-century Father of the Greek Church, are outstanding not just for a hugely person photo of the Byzantine international but in addition for moments which are intimate, passionate and relocating. This e-book includes Greek textual content and dealing with English translation of a variety from his 100 or so surviving poems. Gregory is better identified for the 5 orations he gave in Constantinople. aside from the poem "De Vita Sua," his paintings can in basic terms be learn in a nineteenth-century version and hasn't ever prior to been translated into English.