Complemented by full-color photos, information sidebars and quotes, an early reader biography of the track-and-field Olympic gold medalist describes his childhood on an Alabama farm, his years as a world record-breaking student athlete, the discrimination that challenged his ambitions and his four gold-medal wins at the 1936 games in Berlin.
Presents the life and career of the famous American air pilot, describing her childhood, her solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean, and her mysterious disappearance in 1937 during her attempt to fly around the world.
Presents the life and achievements of the Italian Renaissance artist, inventor, and engineer, tracing his early years and apprenticeship through the creations of such masterworks as "The Last Supper" and "Mona Lisa."
"At just 25 years of age, Princess Elizabeth succeeded King George VI to the British throne. This compelling book looks at Elizabeth's life as both a public and private figure. It traces her early years as a princess, her experiences in the women's army during World War II, her coronation, and her life as queen both at home and in the public eye. The book looks at Elizabeth's marriage to Prince Philip, her husband of more than 70 years, and her life...