By Tom Turpie
In style Neighbours Tom Turpie explores devotion to Scottish saints and their shrines within the later heart a while. He presents clean perception into the function performed via those saints within the felony and ancient arguments for Scottish independence, and the method during which first Andrew, and later Ninian, have been embraced as customer saints of the Scots. style Neighbours additionally explains the allure of the most well-liked Scottish saints of the interval and explores the connection among nearby shrines and the Scottish monarchy.
Rejecting conventional interpretations established round church-led patriotism or crown patronage, Turpie attracts on quite a lot of resources to provide an explanation for how non secular, political and environmental alterations within the later center a long time formed devotion to the saints in Scotland.
By Elizabeth Raum
From Peanut Farmer to PresidentWhen Jimmy Carter was once a boy, he listened to his mom and dad speak about neighborhood politics and watched them dwell out their Baptist religion locally. From the fields of his kin farm to touring the area negotiating peace talks, God guided each step of Jimmy's trip. His unwavering devotion to peace and religion helped him navigate the political waters of the governorship and presidency. This revised version contains updates on President Carter's carrying on with paintings on human rights and celebrates 30 years of Habitat of Humanity, with concentrate on the Jimmy and Roslyn Carter paintings tasks in Haiti and extra. become aware of the intense lifetime of this world-famous humanitarian and persist with within the footsteps of this amazing guy of God.
By Mark Stafford
Examines the lifetime of the black pupil and chief who committed himself to gaining equality for his humans.
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Initially released in 1951, this biography of the adolescence years of America’s 9th president, William Henry Harrison, info the boyhood adventures and personality of younger Tippecanoe sooner than his assumption of the top place of work. the tale opens with younger Harrison’s rousing rescue of sister Sally from drowning whilst he used to be simply seven, quickly after through an account of Harrison’s quickly pondering as he stored his uncle from bleeding to dying following an coincidence. The recognized conflict at Tippecanoe can be reviewed, as are many extra occasions and activities that younger heritage buffs will take pleasure in.
By Gary Tomlinson
By Rex Stewart
Autobiography of cornetist Rex Stewart, megastar of the Fletcher Henderson and Duke Ellington orchestras
By Heather Lehr Wagner
Recognized Flyers highlights aviators who stimulated pop culture throughout the early 1900s, international battle I and II, and the chilly struggle. This sequence combines heritage and delight analyzing in a fast moving narrative of the lives of a few of the main well-known, and notorious, aviators of the 20 th century. Lindbergh flew on my own from manhattan to Paris for over 33 hours in may possibly 1927, changing into the 1st individual to fly effectively around the Atlantic Ocean. examine this fascinating accomplishment, in addition the tragedy that occurred the Lindberghs whilst their son was once abducted and murdered.
By Rachel A Koestler-Grack
From the day she laced up her first pair of skates, Michelle Kwan knew she belonged at the ice. while she was once 7 years outdated, she vowed that she might someday be an Olympic skater, and went instantly to paintings on making her dream come actual. by the point she was once 12, she was once already competing with best skaters from all over the world. At age 15, Kwan gained her first nationwide and international titles. And in 1998, she made skating heritage on the U.S. Championships whilst she obtained 15 ideal ratings for presentation in her lengthy and brief courses, the main excellent rankings ever for a feminine skater. Michelle Kwan is the tale of a proficient younger athlete whose decision and concentration have enabled her to turn into the main embellished skater in U.S. background. although the one medal ever to elude her used to be the Olympic gold, Kwan continues to be a real champion, and she or he has proven simply as a lot grace in her setbacks as she has at the ice.
By M. Miller
Jennifer Lopez broke all obstacles in her upward thrust to popularity. Conquering the dancing, performing and song worlds, the Bronx-born lady often called "J.Lo" has taken Hollywood via typhoon. yet as her specialist existence thrives with hit albums and flicks, her own existence is the genuine drama.