Queen Victoria's Diamond (Stories of Great People

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Ecologist Anne LaBastille studied a flightless bird, the great pied-billed grebe, which survived in spite of living in a wildlife refuge, earthquakes, and polluted streams likely to make the species extinct. Her intense political songs in the folk style of the 1960’s, like Universal Soldier and Now That the Buffalo’s Gone, established her solid reputation as a songwriter and vocalist. These resources will help students research American women in Black History. In 1907, she founded her Organic School of Education in Fairhope, Alabama where she worked until her death in 1938.

Betsy Ross (History's All-Stars)

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It immediately became a lifetime favorite that I have reread several times (Amazon tells me I bought it Oct 26, 2006). A well documented account of the events leading up to 9/11 with emphasis on the role of the FBI. Whereas boys must separate from their mothers to form their identities as males, girls do not have to endure this separation to define their identities as females. Florence Nightingale had evaded a public ovation on her return from Scutari, but the magnificent testimonial of fifty thousand pounds was presented by the nation and army, in recognition of her splendid services; but by her request this sum was devoted to the formation of a Training Home for Nurses in connection with St.

Oprah Winfrey (Life Skills Biographies)

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Evidence that he was not a wrecker of others' lives was soon at hand in the form of The Family Letters of Robert and Elinor Frost, edited by Arnold Grade (1972). During President Franklin Roosevelt's administration, Jesse Jones was chair of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation, a government agency established to help the country recover from the Great Depression. Many of them are text heavy and include historical details that will spark great conversations.

Rebel Wilson: From Stand-up Laughs to Box-office Smash (Pop

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They would be like the immovable object and the irresistible force. Hoffleit, The Education of American Women Astronomers Before 1960, The American Association of Variable Star Observers, Cambridge (1994). In the case of unconscious copyright infringement, articles and pictures will be removed from Canada Heros after receipt of a request from the authors, law enforcement agencies or publishers in writing. Working on a cotton plantation in Indianola, he earned $22.50 a week. "I guess the earliest sound of blues that I can remember was in the fields while people would be pickin' cotton or choppin' or somethin'."

Annie Oakley: Legendary Sharpshooter

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Which First Lady cared for wounded soldiers in her husband's command? Kansas City, Mo.: Woman's Foreign Missionary Society, Church of the Nazarene, n.d. On a regular basis, he says things so clear, so self-aware that you’re stunned an addict could have written it–shocked that this book isn’t a classic American text. Her latest album was Femme Fatale, released in 2011, which had 3 Billboard top ten singles. Take one of those roles yourself and play out the conversation.

Sky Rider: The Story of Evelyn Sharp, World War II Wasp

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Hence, we were extremely pleased to come across a list of amazing women who pursued mathematics, science, and philosophy back in the olden days. Goodall's interest in animals prompted notable anthropologist Louis Leakey to hire her as his assistant and secretary. The tall, Swedish Ingrid Bergman was inconsistent with Aylward’s small stature, dark hair and cockney accent. César’s family worked very hard on the farms, but they made very little money.

Phenomenal Female Entrepreneurs (Women's Hall of Fame

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I couldn't help but notice that there seems to have been an explosion of memoirs in recent years, some of them by already established writers, like CNN executive Mark Whitaker and The Onion's Baratunde Thurston. My students completed a similar activity when I student taught in 5th grade. At the 1980 World Series, Bremen dressed as an umpire and walked out to home plate with the actual umpires before he was discovered. The French chemist who, with Petit, became know for the Dulong and Petit's Law (1819), viz., that "all the chemical elements have approximately the same atomic heat"; or, "the same quantity of heat is needed to heat an atom of all simple bodies to the same extent."

Julia Morgan Built a Castle

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The text is therefore very basic but there are 5 full page black & white photographs plus a colour photograph on the cover. In The Role of Women in Today's World, 15, Anderson: Commission on Social Concerns, Church of God, 1978. Gollancz; 1994 1st Edition; 224 pages + 16 pages of photos. She became a regular co-host on the network’s weekend morning news program, Fox & Friends Weekend In late 2005. Despite (or because of) her genre-bending, Reagon fits comfortably on a stage at Carnegie Hall, or in a dirty rock club.

101 Princess Diana Facts

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Audiences flocked to listen to the "gentle farmer-poet" whose platform manner concealed the ever-troubled, agitated private man who sought through each of his poems "a momentary stay against confusion." London: 1909. (Eusapia Palladino) Bazett, L. The two statues now stand respectively, in the capitols in Austin and Washington, D. Knowing discrimination herself as a Latina, she has worked to ensure that the rights of traditionally underrepresented people are respected.

Eleanor Roosevelt: Making the World a Better Place (American

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During the Civil War, she assisted in selecting and training nurses. Richard Helms, former OSS officer and longtime Director of Central Intelligence, looks at his career and world of intelligence. Just Kids by Patti Smith: During the 1960s and 1970s, musician and poet Patti Smith and photographer Robert Mapplethorpe stood at the forefront of some major creative, political, and social changes, which the former chronicles in provocative and insightful detail.