Everyone has heard of Albert Einstein-but what exactly did he do? Besides the funny hair and genius label? Did you know that he was expelled from school as a kid? A fun, engaging way that clearly explores the world he lived in and changed.
The Bermuda Triangle--roughly bounded by Miami, Bermuda, and Puerto Rico--had gained a mythic reputation. It became famous for making boats and ships vanish, and for dissapearing planes right out of the sky. Are these stories true?
It was hidden until 1911 when Hiram Bingham uncovered his discovery to the world. Today, many people visit the site to climb the 3,000 stone steps, explore the towering monuments, and see the numerous species that call these famous ruins home.
The Berlin Wall finally came down in 1989. Now readers can find out why it was built in the first place; and what it meant for Berliners living on either side of it. Here's the fascinating story of a city divided.
His early life at sea, led him to seek fortune by sailing west in hopes of creating new trade routes with the Indies. Why he called himself the "Great Admiral of the Seas" and learn of all his struggles to find financial support for his voyage.
Born in Austria in 1756, he composed his first piece of music, a minuet, when he was just five years old! Soon after, he was performing for kings and emperors. He died at the young age of 35, Mozart left a legacy of more than 600 works.
His obsession with computers and technology at an early age led him to co-found and run Apple, in addition to turning Pixar into a ground-breaking animation studio. His path to success and the best and brightest to come with him changing the world.
He dreamt to change South Africa; he changed the world. Spent his life battling apartheid in a peaceful revolution and spent 27 years in prison emerging as the inspiring leader of a new South Africa. He became the country's first black president.
Her marriage didn't have a happy ending, but Diana learned to use her fame for charitable causes. She became the People's Princess humanizing the image of the royal Family and showing care and concern for all people, homeless, the sick, and more.
Walt Disney always loved to entertain people. His Family was poor, and the happiest time of his childhood was spent living on a farm in Missouri. His affection for small-town life is reflected in Disneyland Main Streets around the world.
At the age of 18 she became religious in India, Teresa shed her habit and walked the streets of Calcutta helping others. Her work expanded internationally, and her name is synonymous for compassion and devotion to the poor.
Blind from the age of 4, he was 15 when in 1824 he invented a reading system that converted printed words into columns of raised dots. Through touch, Braille opened the world of books to the sightless, until now, no one has ever improved his method.
His life in the context of his world when Jerusalem was part of the Roman Empire. In an easy-to-read narrative, this title-illustrated with eighty drawings-also explaining the early origins of Christianity and how it became a major religion.
When the plague broke out in London 1665 he was forced to return home from college. It was during this period of so much death, that Newton gave life to some of the most important theories in modern science, including gravity and the laws of motion.
Her teacher gave him a cornet in New Orleans. But his passion and genius pushed jazz into new and exciting realms with his amazing, improvisational trumpet playing. His seventy-year life was a critical time in American music as well as black history.
Gifted painter, talented musician, dedicated scientist and inventor, designing flying machines, submarines, and even helicopters. Yet he had a hard time finishing things, a problem anyone can relate to. Only thirteen paintings are known to be his.
An impressive orator, and a brave soldier. Born in Rome in 100 BC, he climbed the ladder of Roman politics, making allies--and enemies--along the way. His victories in battle awarded him the support of the people, but he was a dictator for life.
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. Did you know that in later years he refused to have a telephone in his study? The history of technology!
Born in 1942, Aretha began singing as a gospel singer. She had a powerful voice and skills on the piano. She released her first albums at the age of 18. In 1987, she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, making her the 1st female artist.
Born in 1829, at age 11. He began writing adventure stories as a young man and became a popular writer. Mixing scientific discovery and literature in his books like Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and Around the World in 80 Days.
Musician and songwriter he started with The Wailing Wailers, in 1963. Gospel reggae music around the globe. Bob's distinctive style and his Rastafari beliefs became a cry for the poor all over the world. A symbol of Jamaican culture and identity.
As naval officer, he carried out many deep-sea experiments and improved upon early diving equipment. He filmed his underwater excursions and offered the world a glimpse below the surface. His work, and his red cap are famous throughout the world.
She was told that girls could not go to school. She wrote a blog that called attention to her in Pakistan and realized that words can bring change. She has continued to speak out for the right of all children to have an education. Nobel Peace Prize.
By age 16, Paul David Hewson was such a good singer that he was nicknamed "Bono Vox," for "good voice". Bono became the singer of the rock band U2 in 1976. Today, U2 have sold over 157 million albums and won numerous awards, including 22 Grammys.
The King grew up with blues, gospel, and western classics. Curled lip, nice hips, and greased pompadour, Elvis changed popular music forever, in the age of rock and roll. He acted on many great movies and sings in most of them to pretty girls.
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