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Signature Lives - Hardcover - Set of 15

Signature Lives - Hardcover - Set of 15
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    Format: Hardcover
    Publisher: Compass Point Books
    Series: Signature Lives
    Ages: 12 and Up
    Size: 6 X 9¼
    Total Pages: 112
    For Grades: 6 and Up
    List Price: $529.80
    Publisher's School and Library Price: $397.35
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    Special Lives in History that Became Signature Lives

    In this exciting series from Compass Point Books, the lives of men and women who have changed the world are profiled. Kids ages 12 and up can learn about the heroes of history including Annie Oakley, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Lord Baltimore, and many more!

    —Annie Oakley: American Sharpshooter

    —Harriet Beecher Stowe: Author and Advocate

    Additional features in each book:

    • Timeline
    • Life at a Glance
    • Additional Resources
    • Glossary
    • Source Notes
    • Select Bibliography
    • Index
    • Primary Source Image Credits

    Titles include:

    Alexander Hamilton: Founding Father and Statesman

    A biography profiling the life of Alexander Hamilton, a founding father of the United States and the first Secretary of the Treasury. Includes source notes and timeline.

    Annie Oakley: American Sharpshooter

    Known as Little Sure Shot, Annie Oakley entertained both common folk and royalty with her expert marksmanship. At the height of her career she was one of the most famous women in the United States and perhaps the world. She became an icon of the Wild West and challenged traditional roles of men and women.

    Christopher Columbus: Explorer of the New World

    This biography details the life of Christopher Columbus, who opened up the Americas to the Europeans.

    Elizabeth Cady Stanton: Social Reformer

    This book profiles the life of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, a staunch supporter of women's rights who helped plan the historic woman's rights convention in Seneca Falls, New York, in 1848.

    Elizabeth Van Lew: Civil War Spy

    Gives us a look at Elizabeth Van Lew who worked for the Union during the Civil War as a spy.

    Ethan Allen: Green Mountain Rebel

    This book recounts the life of Ethan Allen, the proud patriot and soldier who, along with Benedict Arnold, led the Green Mountain Boys in capturing Fort Ticonderoga from the British.

    Harriet Beecher Stowe: Author and Advocate

    Discusses the life of Harriet Beecher Stowe, the American author who, in writing Uncle Tom's Cabin, revealed the cruelties of slavery and further split an already divided country.

    Jefferson Davis: President of the Confederate States of America

    This book details the life of Jefferson Davis, who following the secession of eleven southern states, gave up his U.S. citizenship to accept the presidency of the Confederate States of America and led the South in the Civil War.

    John Paul Jones: Father of the American Navy

    He is often called the Father of the American Navy, and is best known for his words, "I have not yet begun to fight." This book will give insight into the life of John Paul Jones.

    John Winthrop: Colonial Governor of Massachusetts

    Meet the man who became Massachusetts's first governor, John Winthrop.

    Lord Baltimore: Founder of Maryland

    This book gives the reader details about the life of Lord Baltimore, Cecil Calvert, who became the founder of Maryland.

    Roger Williams: Founder of Rhode Island

    This man became the founder of Rhode Island as well as the first American leader to support the separation of church and state. This book will give the reader many important facts on the life of Roger Williams.

    Samuel Adams: Patriot and Statesman

    Profiles the life of Samuel Adams and explores his role in the tax rebellion and the Boston Tea Party.

    Thomas Paine: Great Writer of the Revolution

    Gives an in-depth look at the life of Thomas Paine, whose writings had tremendous influence on the political leaders of the Revolutionary War.

    Will Rogers: Cowboy, Comedian, and Commentator

    Will Rogers grew up in the late 1800s riding horses and roping cattle. While working on the family ranch, he developed an exceptional roping ability, and the attention it gained sparked his career in show business. After adding jokes to his roping act, Rogers popularity soared, and he began to perform all over the country. Known by his down-to-earth personality and witty sense of humor, Rogers became a star of stage, film, and radio.