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Michelle Bachelet (Modern World Leaders) by Richard Worth

By Richard Worth

In 2006, Michelle Bachelet made heritage through turning into the 1st lady to be elected president of Chile. The daughter of a Chilean Air strength basic, Bachelet and her kin have been gravely plagued by the upheaval that happened after the 1973 army coup that derailed the govt of Salvador Allende. Her father was once arrested, and died in felony. Bachelet and her mom have been tortured and eventually fled Chile for jap Europe. They finally lower back domestic, the place Bachelet attended clinical college. After the army rule ended, she entered politics, serving as minister of health and wellbeing and later safety minister. through the early a part of her presidential management, she handled vital concerns head-on. Michelle Bachelet completely examines the lifestyles and accomplishments of a global chief who has introduced new mild to a state rising from a gloomy prior.

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Laura Ingalls Wilder (Who Wrote That?) by Amy Sickels

By Amy Sickels

Whilst Laura Ingalls Wilder determined to put in writing approximately her early life at the American frontier, she had no concept that her books might develop into staples of kid's literature. This biography indicates how those books stay precious classics all over the world. It offers perception into the existence and works this writer.

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Die Akte Kachelmann: Anatomie eines Skandals by Thomas Knellwolf

By Thomas Knellwolf

Der Kachelmann-Prozess beschäftigt die Öffentlichkeit wie kein anderer Straffall der vergangenen Jahrzehnte. Noch nie in der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik löste ein Vergewaltigungsvorwurf ein derart intensives Verfahren aus. Kaum je stellten sich führende Medien während der Untersuchungen so einseitig auf die Seite des Tatverdächtigen oder des mutmaßlichen Opfers. Das Urteil ist gefallen. Doch was once geschah tatsächlich in der fraglichen Februarnacht 2010? Gerichtsreporter Thomas Knellwolf verfolgte den Werdegang Jörg Kachelmanns über Jahre und begleitete den Prozess Tag für Tag. Anhand von unzähligen Gesprächen mit Prozessbeteiligten, Geschäftspartnern und Bekannten zeichnet er den spektakulären Fall und das Leben des Schweizer Wettermoderators im Rampenlicht der Öffentlichkeit nach.

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Black Americans in Congress, 1870-2007 by Matthew Wasniewski, Office of History and Preservation House

By Matthew Wasniewski, Office of History and Preservation House (U.S.)

Black americans in Congress, 1870–2007, is a accomplished heritage of the greater than a hundred and twenty African american citizens who've served within the usa Congress. Written for a basic viewers, this publication includes a profile of every African-American Member, together with notables reminiscent of Hiram Revels, Joseph Rainey, Oscar De Priest, Adam Clayton Powell, Shirley Chisholm, Gus Hawkins, and Barbara Jordan. person profiles are brought via contextual essays that specify significant occasions in congressional and U.S. history.  the quantity additionally positive factors: Pictures—including hardly ever noticeable historic images—of every one African American who has served in Congress Bibliographies and references to manuscript collections for every Member Statistical graphs and charts Index

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William Wrigley, Jr.. Wrigley's Chewing Gum Founder by Joanne Mattern

By Joanne Mattern

During this identify, unwrap the lifetime of proficient Wrigley's chewing gum founder, William Wrigley Jr.! Readers will take pleasure in getting the news in this foodstuff Dude, starting along with his adolescence in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. scholars can stick with Wrigley's good fortune tale from the beginning of his revenues profession with the Wrigley production corporation to his institution of Wrigley Chewing Gum and later the William Wrigley Jr. corporation. Wrigley's kin and his retirement years also are highlighted. enticing textual content familiarizes readers with issues of curiosity together with Wrigley's ads concepts, the Chicago Cubs, Catalina Island, and the Wrigley development. An wonderful sidebar, a worthy timeline, a thesaurus, and an index, complement the old and colour photographs showcased during this inspiring biography. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing corporation.

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E. E. Cummings (Bloom's Major Poets) by Harold Bloom

By Harold Bloom

The parable of E.E. Cummings under pressure isolation, the trouble of affection, and the realities of loss of life. This quantity contains extracts from severe essays that learn very important topics in Cummings' poetry. Studied works comprise "All in eco-friendly went my love riding," "Memorabilia," "i sing of Olaf completely happy and big," "somewhere i have not traveled, gladly beyond," and "my father moved via dooms of love." This sequence is edited by means of Harold Bloom, Sterling Professor of the arts, Yale college; Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Professor of English, long island collage Graduate college. History’s maximum poets are lined in a single sequence with professional research by way of Harold Bloom and different critics. those texts provide a wealth of data at the poets and their works which are most ordinarily learn in excessive faculties, schools, and universities.

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Reading Columbus by Margarita Zamora

By Margarita Zamora

Christopher Columbus authored over 100 files, a lot of them letters giving testimony at the Discovery to Isabela and Ferdinand. during this first publication in English to concentration in particular on those writings, Margarita Zamora bargains an unique research in their textual difficulties and ideological implications. Her accomplished learn takes into consideration the newly stumbled on "Libro Copiador," together with formerly unknown letters from Columbus to the Crown.Zamora examines these points of the texts that experience triggered the main nervousness and confrontation between scholars--questions relating Columbus's vacation spot, the authenticity and authority of the texts attributed to him, Las Casas's editorial position, and Columbus's perspectives at the Indians. In doing so she opens up the mammoth cultural context of the invention. Exploring the ways that the 1st photos of the United States as noticeable via ecu eyes either represented and contributed to shaping the invention, she maps the inception and progress of a discourse that used to be to dominate the colonizing of the hot global.

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Colonel Harland Sanders. KFC Creator by Sheila Griffin Llanas

By Sheila Griffin Llanas

During this identify, unwrap the lifetime of gifted KFC writer Colonel Harland Sanders! Readers will get pleasure from getting the news in this nutrition Dude, starting along with his early life in rural Indiana. scholars can stick to Sanderss good fortune from his early days as kin prepare dinner to his paintings on farms, within the US military, on railroads, and at last at fuel stations, the place he perfected the Kentucky Fried chook recipe. Sanderss kinfolk and his retirement years as a tv ads superstar also are highlighted. attractive textual content familiarizes readers with themes of curiosity together with the country of KFC within the quickly nutrients international this day. An pleasing sidebar, a worthwhile timeline, a thesaurus, and an index complement the old and colour pictures showcased during this inspiring biography. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing.

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Dark Mysteries of the Vatican by H. Paul Jeffers

By H. Paul Jeffers

EDITORIAL assessment: What The Vatican does not wish You to grasp: The lies. The conspiracies. The cover-ups. the reality. Deep in the back of the partitions of the world's holiest website is a dense community of lies, corruption, and conspiracies fueling the Vatican's tremendous and unchecked effect on international occasions. From the Holy Orders that confounded the commandment ''Thou Shalt now not Kill'' to the scandals splashed throughout foreign headlines, the Vatican isn't any longer shrouded in secret, legend, and secrecy. it is all the following: The surprising and unsolved homicide of the corrupt Vatican financier referred to as ''God's Banker'' Real-life exorcism--and surprising rumors of Satanism The Vatican's startling perspectives on extraterrestrials and end-of-world prophesies The Vatican's hidden ties to Nazi Germany and the Mafia the unusual rituals of the ultraconservative Opus Dei The Vatican's ruthless 500-year warfare with the Freemasons Pope Pius XII's anti-Semitic indifference to the plight of Europe's Jews and the Holocaust and lots more and plenty extra! This totally interesting, unflinching account is the main definitive exposГ© ever written in regards to the such a lot secretive establishment on this planet. H. Paul Jeffers is the writer of The Bilderberg Conspiracy, Freemasons: contained in the World's Oldest mystery Society and Freemasons in the US: contained in the mystery Society, between fifty different books. He has seemed on C-SPAN, Fox information, and The historical past Channel.

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