Rockin' the Boat: 50 Iconic Revolutionaries - From Joan of Arc to Malcom X

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Mar 3, 2015 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 224 pages

We love to root for the underdog, and when it comes to underdogs, few are more impressive than the world's great revolutionaries.After all, it's pretty hard to find a more powerful opponent than the world's biggest empires and emperors. And that's part of why we're drawn to the stories of revolutionaries. Many of these men and women were born into virtual dystopias, and they fought throughout their lives, against all odds, to forge a path to a better future. And whether they succeeded, failed, or succeeded only to become a new kind of enemy, there's something inherently fascinating about that effort to change the world.


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Jeff Fleischer is a Chicago-based author, journalist and editor. He is the author of the non-fiction books Rockin' the Boat: 50 Iconic Revolutionaries from Joan of Arc to Malcolm X (2015), and The Latest Revolutionaries from Joan of Arc to Malcolm X (2015), and The Latest Craze: A Brief History of Mass Hysterias (2011). His work has appeared in dozens of publications including Mother Jones, The Sydney Morning Herald, Chicago Magazine, The New Republic, Mental_Floss, National Geographic Traveler, and the Chicago Tribune.

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