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Confucius - Books
Publication Date: 1983-09-01
Ancient Chinese Civilization by
Publication Date: 2009-08-01
Publication Date: 2005-08-01
Confucius by Confucius is now considered the greatest philosopher in Chinese history. This inspiring and enlightening biography will allow readers to discover Confucius' life of peace and harmony, his beliefs, and his philosophies that people still use today through interesting sidebars, facts, clear photos, supportive text, and a helpful glossary and index. Readers are also introduced to other important aspects of this period in China's history including the Zhou Dynasty, Meng-Tzu, and legalism.
Publication Date: 2007-01-05
Publication Date: 2013-09-01
Augustus Caesar - Books
The Roman Empire by
Publication Date: 2005-09-30
Ancient Rome by
Publication Date: 2006-01-01
How do we learn about ancient civilizations? Rome left plenty of records behind.
The Age of Augustus by
Publication Date: 1996-10-01
Describes the politics, culture, religion, and society of Rome during the reign of the Emperor Augustus.
Karl Marx - Books
Little Book of Big Ideas: Philosophy by
Publication Date: 2007-05-28
This smart handbook gathers a wealth of insight and information on 50 of the greatest philosophical thinkers and 10 of the greatest theories ever conceived in a concise and accessible format.
The Collapse of the Soviet Union by
Publication Date: 2006-07-01
Karl Marx by This title examines the remarkable life of Karl Marx. Readers will learn about Marx's family background, childhood, education, and revolutionary work as the father of modern socialism and author of the influential Communist Manifesto. Color and black & white photos and informative sidebars accompany easy-to-read, compelling text. Features include a table of contents, timeline, facts, additional resources, Web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index. Essential Lives is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
Publication Date: 2011-08-01
Ataturk - Books
Publication Date: 2009-01-13
Publication Date: 2003-08-01
Hatshepsut - Books
Ancient Egypt by
Publication Date: 2006-01-01
Publication Date: 2005-08-01
Egypt of the Pharaohs by
Publication Date: 1996-01-01
Discusses the dynasties of the Egyptian pharaohs and the impact of their rule on their own country and the ancient world.
Publication Date: 2003-08-14
This book presents an overview of Hatshepsut's life, as well as his influence on history and the world.
Niccolo Machiavelli by These sweeping, lavishly illustrated biographies of influential Renaissance figures draw on the most recent and authoritative scholarship available. The dawn of the Renaissance reintroduced classical learning, advanced scientific thought. and humanist ideals to a Europe that had been plagued by war, disease, tyranny, and superstition. Driven by the rediscovery of Greek and Roman texts lost during the barbarian invasions of the Middle Ages, the Renaissance era was characterized by tremendous artistic, scientific, economic, and political development. All of these astonishing developments influenced the leaders and artists of the time. The six books in this extraordinary series provide a solid and fascinating survey of the Renaissance and bring the creative environment of that time to life. Here is a warm, engaging book that give> a vivid account of the life and times of Niccolo Machiavelli, a keen observer of human nature who was one of the first philosophers to hold up the mirror reflecting humankind as capable of doing evil or doing good, He was a devoted statesman and patriot. With his primary goal securing his beloved city-states, Machiavelli was constantly in search of ways to be of service to its leaders. Using compelling illustrations and images, this is a comprehensive look into the life of a prolific historian and political philosopher."
Publication Date: 2004-10-01
The Real Thomas Jefferson by
Publication Date: 2019-02-01
Thomas Jefferson set the course for a new nation ruled by and for the people. In the Declaration of Independence, his words explained that all people are created equal and all deserve life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Jefferson's vision continues to guide the United States, but his own life wasn't always inspiring. There are hard truths about Jefferson, just as there are towering achievements. In that sense, many people believe Jefferson was very much like the nation he helped create.
Thomas Jefferson by In her sixth presidential biography for National Geographic, Cheryl Harness illuminates the many sides of Thomas Jefferson: scientist, lawyer, farmer, architect, diplomat, inventor, musician, philosopher, author of the Declaration of Independence, founder of the University of Virginia, and third president of the United States. Readers meet this extraordinary man of contradictions: a genius who proclaimed that "All men are created equal" and championed the rights of "Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness," while at the same time living a life that depended on the enforced labor of slaves. Readers experience an eventful life lived largely in public service, yet also enjoy the personal warmth of this fascinating historical figure. The narrative examines the crucial role that the "sage of Monticello" played in shaping the ideals of freedom and self-government, which became the cornerstones of American democracy. The author's conversational storytelling, her richly detailed illustrations, and use of period maps bring to life the exciting times of Thomas Jefferson on every page. This appealing and insightful biography is an honest, well-balanced portrait of a complex and controversial American legend. National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources. Visit www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information.
Publication Date: 2004-01-01
Simon Bolivar Born into a wealthy Venezuelan Creole family, Simón Bolívar grew up petulant, capricious, bossy, and accustomed to getting his own way at every turn. By the age of 22, however, he had matured to the point of committing to the liberation of northern South America from Spanish rule. To do so, the "George Washington" of Latin American independence, known as El Libertador, traveled 20,000 miles on horseback and fought in almost 300 battles and skirmishes. One of the greatest military geniuses of all time, Bolívar, at his peak, controlled close to three million square miles in South America, more than Eastern and Western Europe combined. Yet, at the time of his death, when seeking voluntary exile from the land of his birth, Bolívar was denounced as a demagogue by elites of the six countries he had liberated. Nonetheless, Simón Bolívar lives today in the hearts of millions of Latin Americans who see El Liberator as a hero. This new biography of Simón Bolívar includes engaging text, photographs, and illustrations, as well as reference features such as a chronology and timeline, further resources, and an index for quick reference.
Publication Date: 2010-10-01
Hammurabi by "In the United States laws apply to everyone, they are written down, and they are not easily changed. It was not always like this. Over 3,000 years ago, a Middle Eastern king wanted to rule fairly. He had the laws of his kingdom written in stone, and then he shared the laws with his people. His name was Hammurabi and he ruled Babylon--where the country of Iraq is today--for over forty years. Although he expanded his country and won many wars, today he is best remembered for his code of laws. The way laws are written in the United States owes so much to Hammurabi that pictures of him can be seen in the House of Representatives"--Provided by publisher.
Publication Date: 2017-10-25
Catherine the Great - Books
Catherine the Great by
Publication Date: 2008-10-04
What was Catherine the Great's real name? How did Catherine help Russian children?
Catherine the Great by After 18 years of marriage to a prince who despised her, Catherine the Great shoved her husband aside and seized Russia's throne forherself. Then she took on Turkish sultans and European kings. Never underestimate the power of a woman scorned!
Publication Date: 2009-03-01
Louis the XIV -Books
Publication Date: 2013-01-07
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Ashoka - Books
Publication Date: 2007-09-11
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Ancient India by Who were India's earliest inhabitants? What major religions were practiced in Ancient India? What impact did invasions from the West have on the landscape and culture? These are just a few of the intriguing questions posed and answered in this concise volume aimed at young readers. Presenting the history, culture, art, and religion of ancient India, from the prehistoric age to the Golden Age. This book offers a visually enhanced overview of this ancient country's long legacy, supporting critical learning in subjects such as Social Studies and History.
Publication Date: 2007-12-14
Victorian Era by
Publication Date: 2013-05-31
The British Monarchy by
Publication Date: 2012-08-23
Publication Date: 2012-09-01
Kubla Khan by Often cast in a supporting role in the many children's books about Marco Polo, the great Kubla Khan now takes centre stage in a stunningly illustrated picture-book biography. He is a wonderful subject - a man who had over 100 children and liked to live large, building the imperial city of Beijing from scratch and throwing birthday parties with up to 40,000 guests! He ruled over the greatest empire of the time, one that was light-years ahead of Western civilisation in terms of the arts, sciences and technology.
Publication Date: 2010-09-16
Genghis Khan and the Mongol Empire by Genghis Khan was a warrior and ruler of genius who, in the late twelfth and early thirteenth centuries, brought the nomadic tribes of Mongolia together under his rule and then turned his attention beyond his borders. This volume chronicles the history of the ancient people of the steppes, the rise of Genghis Khan and reforms under his rule, his conquests in northern China and Western Asia, and the history of the Mongol people after Genghis Khan.
Publication Date: 2010-11-19
Mahatma Gandhi by Mahatma Gandhi is among the most beloved and respected figures worldwide. This info-packed biography introduces young readers to the Mahatma and his role in the Indian independence movement. Readers will learn how protests such as the Salt March and fasting helped bring about the end of British rule in India. Particular attention is paid to Gandhi's use of nonviolent protest and civil disobedience and how inspirational his methods became to freedom fighters around the world. Also explored is the concept of ahimsa, which has deep roots in Indian religions and played a major part in shaping Gandhi's nonviolent worldview.
Publication Date: 2017-12-15