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Cervantes' tale of the deranged gentleman who turns knight-errant, tilts at windmills and battles with sheep in the service of the lady of his dreams, Dulcinea del Toboso, has fascinated generations of readers, and inspired other creative artists such as Flaubert, Picasso and Richard Strauss. The tall, thin knight and his short, fat squire, Sancho Panza, have found their way into films, cartoons and even computer games.
A biography discussing the personal life, education, and political career of the first President of the United States, George Washington.
Provides information on the history and effects that the Great Depression had on the United States people and the economy. Also explains President Franklin D. Roosevelt's "New Deal".
Dear Reader: The Childhood of Famous Americans series, sixty-five years old in 1997, chronicles the early years of famous American men and women in an accessible manner. Each book is faithful in spirit to the values and experiences that influenced the person's development. History is fleshed out with fictionalized details, and conversations have been added to make the stories come alive to today's reader, but every reasonable effort has been made to make the stories consistent with the events, ethics, and character of their subjects. These books reaffirm the importance of our American heritage. We hope you learn to love the heroes and heroines who helped shape this great country. And by doing so, we hope you also develop a lasting love for the nation that gave them the opportunity to make their dreams come true. It will do the same for you. Happy Reading! The Editors
Children's biography of the famous American astronaut.
Featuring detailed sidebars, handy vocabulary boxes, and a visual timeline, this biography of the 40th president of the United States covers his boyhood in Illinois, his successful career as a Hollywood star, his tenure as governor of California, and his two terms in the Oval Office.
Investigate U.S. history in these dynamic, fact-filled books for children. This best-selling series makes an excellent selection for readers who want to learn about important places and events. Primary documents and historical illustrations help bring these information-packed books to life.
Born on a small farm in rural Michigan, Henry Ford's humble beginnings were no match for his ambition. Ford quickly created a manufacturing dynasty, bringing affordable cars to the masses and forever changing America and the American workplace. Who Was Henry Ford? details his meteoric rise, and explains how the genius behind the assembly line and the Model T shaped modern American industry.