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First he was known as Tommy, then Woodrow, and eventually, Mr. President. Born on December 28, 1856, in Staunton, Virginia, Thomas Woodrow Wilson was a born leader. He was the president of Princeton University, served as governor of New Jersey after that, and was then elected president of the United States. But not everything was so easy for Wilson. He was ahead of his time in wanting a League of Nations after World War I to help prevent another war like it, but his hopes were dashed when the United States refused to join. Margaret Frith offers a fascinating look at how this magnificent and tragic figure handled debilitating illness, heartbreak, and "the war to end all wars."

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Discover the man behind the chocolate bar! Milton Hersheys life was filled with invention and innovation.  As a young man, he was not afraid to dream big and work hard.  Eventually, he learned the secret to mass-producing milk chocolate and the recipe that gave it a longer, more stable shelf life.  He founded a school for those who didnt have access to a good education and an entire town for his employees. Both his chocolate empire and his great personal legacy live on today.

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Did you know that Bell's amazing invention--the telephone--stemmed from his work on teaching the deaf? Both his mother and wife were deaf. Or, did you know that in later years he refused to have a telephone in his study? Bell's story will fascinate young readers interested in the early history of modern technology!

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Bonnie Bader has authored several Who Was...? biographies, including Who Was Christopher Columbus?

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Because of Thomas Edison we have Electric lighting. Who Knew? I learned that from reading this book!
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I used this book on my report and it gave me all the information I needed.
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ISBN:
9780448437651
Author:
O'Brien, John
Author:
Harrison, Nancy
Illustrator:
Obrien, John
Author:
Obrien, John
Author:
Buckley, James, Jr.
Author:
Hammond, Ted
Author:
Kramer, Sydelle
Author:
Fabiny, Sarah
Author:
Groff, David
Author:
Thomson, Andrew
Author:
Buckley, Jim
Author:
Pascal, Janet
Author:
Bader, Bonnie
Author:
Squier, Robert
Author:
Demuth, Patricia Brennan
Author:
Foley, Tim
Author:
Anderson, Scott
Author:
Edwards, Roberta
Author:
Burgan, Michael
Author:
Putra, Dede
Publisher:
Grosset & Dunlap
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - General
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life
Subject:
Inventors
Subject:
Pioneers
Subject:
Electric engineers
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : General
Subject:
General
Subject:
Inventors -- United States.
Subject:
Electric engineers - United States
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Subject:
Science & Technology
Subject:
Historical
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Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Who Was-- ?
Publication Date:
20051231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 2 up to 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
7.63 x 5.31 in 1 lb
Age Level:
08-12

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"Synopsis" by ,
Discover the man behind the chocolate bar! Milton Hersheys life was filled with invention and innovation.  As a young man, he was not afraid to dream big and work hard.  Eventually, he learned the secret to mass-producing milk chocolate and the recipe that gave it a longer, more stable shelf life.  He founded a school for those who didnt have access to a good education and an entire town for his employees. Both his chocolate empire and his great personal legacy live on today.
"Synopsis" by ,
Did you know that Bell's amazing invention--the telephone--stemmed from his work on teaching the deaf? Both his mother and wife were deaf. Or, did you know that in later years he refused to have a telephone in his study? Bell's story will fascinate young readers interested in the early history of modern technology!
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