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Synopses & Reviews
Not all governments have been run by men. Lives of Extraordinary Women turns the spotlight on women who have wielded power, revealing their feats--and flaws--for all the world to see. Here you'll find twenty of the most influential women in history: queens, warriors, prime ministers, first ladies, revolutionary leaders. Some are revered. Others are notorious. What were they really like?
In this grand addition to their highly praised series, Kathleen Krull and Kathryn Hewitt celebrate some of the world's most noteworthy women, ranging from the famous to those whose stories have rarely been told.
Features twenty extraordinary women, including:
Joan of Arc
What is your favorite athlete's biggest fear? Strangest habit? Craziest quirk? And what did their neighbors have to say about them? Find out all you ever wanted to know about your favorite sports stars in Lives of the Athletes. Biographical information has never been this much fun to read!
Poor Abraham Lincoln! His life was hardly fun at all. A country torn in two by war, citizens who didnt like him as president, a homely appearance—what could there possibly be to laugh about? And yet he did laugh. Lincoln wasnt just one of our greatest presidents. He was a comic storyteller and a person who could lighten a grim situation with a clever quip.
This unusual biography of Lincoln highlights his life and presidency, focusing on what made his sense of humor so distinctive—and so necessary to surviving his tough life and times.
Babe Ruth was the greatest slugger ever--and off the field snacked on pickled eels and chocolate ice cream. Johnny Weissmuller swam to Olympic fame--and on land practiced the Tarzan yell. “Krull hits another home run.”--American Bookseller
About the Author
Kathleen Krull is well known for her innovative, award-winning nonfiction for young readers. She is a book reviewer and former children's book editor. Ms. Krull lives in San Diego, California.
Kathryn Hewitt illustrated the previous books in the Lives of the...series, as well as popular picture books for younger readers. She lives in Santa Monica, California.
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